• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 276

    A PAIR OF ZITAN AND MARBLE WAISTED CORNER-LEG STOOLS, FANGDENG

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF ZITAN AND MARBLE WAISTED CORNER-LEG STOOLS, FANGDENG
    19TH CENTURY
    Each with single-panel marble top set into the square frame, supported on a gracefully curved narrow waist above shaped, beaded aprons carved with ruyi heads and archaistic scroll, the elegant beaded cabriole legs terminating in scroll-form hoof feet
    20 3/8 in. (51.8 cm.) high, 23 3/8 in. square (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1920s, thence by descent within the family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NORTH-AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY