• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 223

    A RARE CARVED IVORY AND WOOD SQUARE TRAY

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A RARE CARVED IVORY AND WOOD SQUARE TRAY
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The sides finely carved in openwork with panels of angular foliate scroll encompassing two dragon heads confronted on a stylized lotus, within narrow borders of foliate sprays and above shaped aprons carved with bats amidst clouds, with textured, rounded corners, the base inset with a figured wood panel
    9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) square


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    An ivory rectangular tray of this type, dated Wanli/Chongzhen, which also has openwork sides and aprons, as well as a wood bottom, was included in the exhibition, Chinese Ivories from the Kwan Collection, Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 28 July - 14 October 1990, no. 86. The Kwan tray has engraved silver plaques at the corners, indicating that the corners of the present tray may have been textured to facilitate the application of similar silver plaques.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Old Mid-Atlantic private collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

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