26 février 2020

A rare small embellished zitan tray, 17th-18th century


Lot 1400. A rare small embellished zitan tray, 17th-18th century; 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) wideEstimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011

With shallow sides, the interior finely inlaid with a scene of a scholar contemplating a large overhanging vine-hung pine branch that extends from a rock face joined by a bridge to the rocky promontory on which he sits, all in soapstone and mother-of-pearl, the rim inlaid in silver wire with key fret, raised on four shallow bracket supports

Property from the Collection of Philip Wood, San Francisco.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011

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