19 March 2008
AN INCISED RED LACQUER STAND
The square top fluently incised with four lotus flowers emerging from a large central blossom, surrounded by four ruyi heads linking leafy stems of composite floral scroll, interspersed with opposed fenghuang-headed chi dragons and the bajixiang, all contained within a border of key fret and supported on a narrow waist with archaistic kui dragon scroll, the reticluated apron and apron-head spandrels joining the square legs terminating in hoof feet and also decorated with the bajixiang on a composite floral-scroll ground, set on a similarly decorated base of square section
32¼ in. (81.9 cm.) high, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) wide, 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm.) deep
Private Pennsylvania collection.
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Affixed to the top of the stand is a metal plaque reading "From Emperor's Summer Palace, Pekin, China 1902."
No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.
Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Funds of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Strong bidding and sell-through rates seen across a sales season that totals $79,924,375
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