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    Sale 12975

    Noble & Private Collections Part I

    2 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 73

    A RARE CHINESE LACQUER DRUM AND STAND

    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE CHINESE LACQUER DRUM AND STAND
    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Decorated on a red ground in colours and gilt with lotus below dragons and flaming pearls, the hide top painted with a front-facing dragon, all suspended by metal mounts onto a detachable painted wood stand
    The drum 28 in. (71.5 cm.) wide; height including stand 49 ½ in. (125.5 cm.)


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    Compare the slightly smaller lacquer and leather drum, without stand, from the Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Collection, part II, sold Christie's New York, 18 March 2015, lot 156 ($32,500).

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    Provenance

    (Mary) Irene Curzon, 2nd Baroness Ravensdale (1896 - 1966) eldest daughter of Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, and thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A NOBLE FAMILY