• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1147

    A SMALL TIANHUANG OVAL SEAL

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL TIANHUANG OVAL SEAL
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    Finely carved on top with a recumbent mythical beast, with hair-incised beard and mane and bifurcated horn and tail, the face of the seal carved in raised characters, Shan shui you qing yin (the mountain and river have a clear song)
    1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Berkeley, California in 1975.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PHILIP WOOD, SAN FRANCISCO