21 September 2004
A LARGE GREY AND WHITE VARIEGATED DALI MARBLE PANEL
The thinly cut rectangular panel with black and grey-white inclusions silhouetted on the creamy-white ground suggestive of a steep mountain range with streaming waterfalls and looming clouds
45½ in. (115.6 cm.) high, 40 in. (101.6 cm.) wide, wood stand
Christie's, New York, 18 September 1997, lot 178.
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For a discussion of marble and other stones used in Ming and early Qing furniture see Wang Shixiang, Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture: Ming and Early Qing Dynasties, vol. 1, Hong Kong, 1990, pp. 153-4.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art