• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 12037

    Interiors

    8 June 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 48

    A CHINESE TURQUOISE AND AUBERGINE-GLAZED BISCUIT FIGURE OF ZHENWU

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CHINESE TURQUOISE AND AUBERGINE-GLAZED BISCUIT FIGURE OF ZHENWU
    17TH CENTURY
    The bearded figure is modelled seated on a rectangular throne in front of a three-fold screen, flanked by two laughing boys, a snake and a turtle before him
    9 3/8 in. (23.7 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Special Notice

    These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. This VAT is not shown separately on the invoice. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.


    Pre-Lot Text

    A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION, INHERITED BY THE VENDOR IN THE 1980s