12 May 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A PAIR OF MING KESI CHAIR PANELS
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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Christie's New York, 18 September 1997, lot 223.
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