5 February 2003
This lot is offered without a reserve
A CONTINENTAL SILVER-MOUNTED CUT GLASS DECANTER,
Bearing spurious Russian hallmarks,
the globular body cut with stars, the collar with a ring of silver applied with scrolls with chain linking to the stopper formed as a monkey playing the triangle atop a barrel, marked at rim.
12½in. (31.5cm.) high.
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This lot is offered without reserve.
Fewer than 30 of these horseshoe-back armchairs are known to exist. This one comes to auction on 13 September in New York
Important Chinese works of art from one of America’s leading cultural institutions coming to auction in New York