Lot 1380. A pair of embellished zitan wall panels, Late Qing dynasty; 43¾ x 25 7/8 in. (111.2 x 65.7 cm.). Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD USD 146,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011
Each of rectangular form and inlaid in hardwood, and green and white jade with dragonflies in flight amidst a waterscape replete with lotus flowers and leaves, saggitaria and various other water plants amidst rockwork, with a small group of crabs towards the bottom of one, the whole set within a zitan frame and fitted with bronze hardware cast with archaistic elements at the top.
Property from the Collection of Fong Chow, Former Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art.