14 October 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A PAIR OF HARDWOOD WEIQI BOXES AND COVERS
Both stoutly carved and supported on a flat foot with recessed base, the covers of flattened dome shape, each jar containing stone weiqi game pieces
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high (2)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Laura E. Armstrong
Tel: + 1 212 636 2434
This lot is offered without reserve.
Bought from William Lipton, New York, in 2001.
Specialist Alan Wintermute enthuses over one of the greatest early 18th-century French paintings still in private hands
Christie’s specialists Emma Kronman, Alan Wintermute and François de Poortere on the unearthing of 5 exciting and ..
Antiquities specialist Claudio Corsi explains what new collectors should look for, illustrated with exquisite pieces from the r..
Ancient jewellery styles are in vogue, but original pieces that can be thousands of years old are surprisingly affordable