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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    A PAIR OF MING KESI CHAIR PANELS

    16TH/17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF MING KESI CHAIR PANELS
    16TH/17TH CENTURY
    Each finely woven in bright tones of blue, red, green, yellow and gold depicting a large crane with outspread wings perched on layered rockwork before a peach tree, another crane in flight, all above a quatrefoil panel enclosing a lotus blossom and a smaller pair of cranes confronting a ruyi head issuing from turbulent waves
    61 in. (154.5 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    Christie's New York, 18 September 1997, lot 223.


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