Lot 119. A 'zitan' incense stand, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 80 by 43 by 43 cm, 31 1/2 by 17 by 17 in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot sold 20,000 £ (22,906 €). © Sotheby's.
of square form, raised on legs joined by stretchers and set with a shaped apron, the top intricately carved with panels of stylised florets against leiwen and wan diaper grounds and bordered with keyfret around the sides, further decorated across with panels of birds perched on blossoming sprigs of peony and magnolia, with a fourth flying above a scenic waterscape, the legs decorated with lotus scrolls in a dense foliage followed by shou characters and keyfrets, the underside lacquered in black.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 08 Nov 2018, 10:30 AM