• 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 275

    A RARE PAIR OF IVORY AND KINGFISHER FEATHER-EMBELLISHED WALL PANELS IN ZITAN FRAMES

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE PAIR OF IVORY AND KINGFISHER FEATHER-EMBELLISHED WALL PANELS IN ZITAN FRAMES
    19TH CENTURY
    Each decorated with an elaborate scene, one depicting a New Year's festival, with a procession of lion dancers, musicians, and actors performing scenes on platforms carried on poles, the other depicting another procession with a long dragon raised on poles preceded by musicians and various figures, in the background of each panel is a lake filled with boats and islands dotted with pagodas and pavilions, all in painted ivory and bone, gilt and silver metal and kingfisher feather on a painted ground; within embellished wood frames
    28¾ x 45½ in. (73 x 115 cm.) framed (2)


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the frames are hongmu and not zitan.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF SIR JOHN R.H. AND LADY THOURON, REMOVED FROM HISTORIC DOE RUN FARM, A DU PONT LEGACY