• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1232

    A RARE AND LARGE ZITAN ROOT-FORM STAND

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE AND LARGE ZITAN ROOT-FORM STAND
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    The massive single section of zitan naturalistically carved as a network of intertwined 'roots', with deep reddish-brown tone and attractive figuring
    19½ in. (49.5 cm.) across


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    Display stands have played an important role in the presentation of art objects for centuries in China. Some of the finest examples made from materials such as jade, ivory, zitan and other rare woods rivaled the works of art they were used to display. The current stand, carved to mimic a natural cluster of roots, is remarkable for its massive size.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PHILIP WOOD, SAN FRANCISCO