4 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 61,250
Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000
A VERY RARE AND FINE IMPERIAL 'DRAGON' BRONZE STAND
The base section with a central splat with ruyi-shaped apertures above a shaped apron of rocks emerging from waves, flanked by two arched supports each with two floral roundels amongst foaming waves, the upright shafts with elaborate coiled dragons grasping flaming pearls, below two arched pediments deeply cast with further confronting dragons chasing flaming pearls amongst cloud scrolls
23 in. (58.3 cm.) high
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A simpler bronze stand accompanied by a bell dating to the Kangxi period was sold in our New York rooms, 2 June 1994, lot 67.
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