17 September 2015
A SMALL ZITAN CIRCULAR STAND
The stand is carved from one section of zitan. The top is carved with a raised circular medallion and encircled by a shaped gallery carved with ruyi heads above a narrow waist and rounded shoulder. The whole is raised on five beaded ruyi-form feet joined by beaded, shaped aprons and humpback stretchers.
1 in. (2.6 cm.) high, 2 ½ in. (6.5 cm.) diam.
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