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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

    A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE INSCRIBED AND DATED CANDLESTICK BASE

    DATED 36TH YEAR OF KANGXI, CORRESPONDING TO 1697

    Price Realised  

    A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE INSCRIBED AND DATED CANDLESTICK BASE
    DATED 36TH YEAR OF KANGXI, CORRESPONDING TO 1697
    Painted with a sinuous dragon pursuing a flaming pearl among cloud scrolls above combed waves, the reverse with a rectangular panel containing the calligraphic inscription, the short neck with a band of pendant ruyi lappets, short crack to neck and some slight chipping to rim
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) high


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    The inscription translates as 'Piously made by Li Zhongju of the Jing Li (Personel?) Department, Raozhou Prefecture, Jiangxi Province. A pair of candlesticks to be offered to the God of the Stove of the Huaxian City. On an auspicious day in the Autumn month, 36th year of the Kangxi reign'.

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