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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 85

    A QIANGJIN AND TIANQI POLYCHROME LACQUER MINIATURE STAND

    LATE MING DYNASTY

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    A QIANGJIN AND TIANQI POLYCHROME LACQUER MINIATURE STAND
    LATE MING DYNASTY
    Of rectangular form with scrolled ends, supported on four square-section legs joined by stretchers and below ruyi-form aprons, painted and incised to the top with a central dragon cartouche reserved on geometric grounds, within a border containing similar cartouches
    19 in. (48.2 cm.) wide


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    This table appears to be a miniature version of the low side tables produced in various woods during the late Ming Dynasty. Compare a similar example but with paired dragon decoration in the centre illustrated by Fang Jing Pei, Treasures of the Chinese Scholar, 1997, fig. 55, p. 70; for a box and cover worked in the same technique see Robert D. Jacobsen, Appreciating China: Gifts from Ruth and Bruce Dayton, no. 65, p. 122, where the author notes that the tianqi technique was popular for decorating fine lacquer furniture during the Ming and early Qing dynasties.

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