18 octobre 2020

A rare zitan rectangular stool, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

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Lot 103. A rare zitan rectangular stool, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 45 by 36 by h. 51 cm, 17 ¾ by 14 ⅛ by h. 20 inEstimate: 250,000 - 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 693,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the top with a tongue and grooved inset panel set within a mitred frame with cusped corners above a constricted straight waist detailed with raised circular and elliptical motifs, all supported on a thin raised band and a beaded-edged apron accentuated ruyi motifs and further continuing into thick bulging legs of square section terminating in incurved feet, the legs similarly carved with beaded edges and ruyi projections, all resting on a rectangular humpbacked base stretcher raised on four short feet.  

Property from the Hei-Chi Collection.

ProvenanceChristie's Hong Kong, 31st October 1994, lot 414.

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Illustration in Yangzheng Tujie (Illustrated Compendium on Moral Cultivation), Ming dynasty, Wanli period edition.

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Illustration in Yangzheng Tujie (Illustrated Compendium on Moral Cultivation), Ming dynasty, Wanli period edition.

Sotheby's. Monochrome II, 9 October 2020, Hong Kong

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