19 March 2008
Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Funds of Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
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."
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