6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A SHISOU SILVER INLAID TRIPOD CENSER, 19TH CENTURY
with twin loose-ring elephant head handles, decorated to the body in silver wire inlay with dragons flying above foaming waves, the three supports with bat and coin motifs, two-character Shisou mark to base -- 6 3/8in. (16.2cm.) high, fitted wood stand and pierced wood cover with hardstone finial.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
+44 (0)20 7752 3234
VAT rate of 15% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
International Academic Director Rosemary Scott peels back the layers of meaning in peonies, jasmine, morning glories and more
Why our specialist had to advise their owner to sit down before explaining what they might be worth
Scholars’ objects were the luxury goods of their time — but they represented much more than monetary wealth
The tiny and exquisitely beautiful curiosities that once housed tobacco are highly prized. Specialist Margi Gristina advises on..