• 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 282

    A ZITAN STOOL, FANGDENG

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A ZITAN STOOL, FANGDENG
    18TH CENTURY
    The recessed, three-panel top set within the square frame with 'ice-plate' edge, above a narrow, curved waist and gracefully shaped aprons and inward-curved legs terminating in hoof feet, set into a base stretcher raised on four short tabs
    20¾ in. (52.7 cm.) high, 21 in. (53.3 cm.) square


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    A similar zitan stool in the Qing Court collection, dated to the late Ming or early Qing dynasties, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (I), Hong Kong, 2002, p. 60, no. 45.

    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