17 September 2015
A SMALL HONGMU LOTUS-FORM STAND
QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
The top is carved with ten upright lotus petals forming a circle above a spreading band of alternating upright and pendent lotus petals, all raised on a domed foot formed as further pendent lotus petals.
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high, 5 ¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diam.
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See a related example of almost identical form and construction, illustrated by P. Mak, The Art of Chinese Wooden Stands: The Songde Tang Collection, Hong Kong, 2008, pp. 194-5, pl. 62.
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