furniture ||| sotheby's n09317lot7vhj5en

furniture ||| sotheby's n09317lot7vhj5en

Lot 213. A polychrome-lacquered incense stand (xiangji), Qing dynasty; Height 35 in., 88.9 cm; Width 20 1/2  in., 52.2 cm; Depth 20 1/2  in., 52.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USDLot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the top of rectangular outline with bracket-foliated sides, well-painted with black and brown lacquer and gilt on a red ground, the center depicting a caparisoned elephant standing foursquare supporting a howdah with a square section vase filled with flowers and auspicious emblems flanked by fruiting peach trees and rockwork issuing lingzhi all borne on a sea of stylized waves and Buddhist symbols, above a similarly-shaped spreading apron with a design of flying bats and lotus blooms, all supported on four cabriole legs painted with archaistic scrollwork joined by a stretcher at the base of conforming outline.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New York, 17-18 march 2015