• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 887

    A RARE BOXWOOD 'ROOT' DISPLAY STAND

    QING DYNASTY (1644 - 1911)

    Price Realised  

    A RARE BOXWOOD 'ROOT' DISPLAY STAND
    QING DYNASTY (1644 - 1911)
    Carved in imitation of a section of rootwood, the irregular flat top supported on gnarled 'roots'
    Approximately 10½ in. (26.7 cm.) across, box


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    A carved hardwood stand of this type is illustrated by G. Tsang and H. Moss, Arts from the Scholar's Studio, Oriental Ceramic Society, Hong Kong, 1986, no. 37. See, also, the two stands from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections sold in these rooms, 14 September 2009, lot 97.

    Provenance

    Cola Ma, Hong Kong.