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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 388

    AN INCISED RED LACQUER STAND

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN INCISED RED LACQUER STAND
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    The square top fluently incised with four lotus flowers emerging from a large central blossom, surrounded by four ruyi heads linking leafy stems of composite floral scroll, interspersed with opposed fenghuang-headed chi dragons and the bajixiang, all contained within a border of key fret and supported on a narrow waist with archaistic kui dragon scroll, the reticluated apron and apron-head spandrels joining the square legs terminating in hoof feet and also decorated with the bajixiang on a composite floral-scroll ground, set on a similarly decorated base of square section
    32¼ in. (81.9 cm.) high, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) wide, 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm.) deep


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    Affixed to the top of the stand is a metal plaque reading "From Emperor's Summer Palace, Pekin, China 1902."

    Special Notice

    No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.


    Provenance

    Private Pennsylvania collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Funds of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh