19 mai 2019

A rare and gilt polychrome lacquer 'Elephant' incense stand, 18th century

Lot 75. A rare and gilt polychrome lacquer 'Elephant' incense stand, 18th century; 51cm (20 1/8) deep x 51cm (20 1/8) wide x 86cm (33 7/8) high. Estimate £50,000 - 80,000. Sold for £ 81,312 (€ 92,827). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Finely incised and coloured in varying shades of red, green and brown transmuting to black, all picked out with traces of gold filling within the incisions, the top finely incised and gilt with an elephant supporting a vase with flowers amidst cloud scrolls, surmounting a broad, flaring,... [Lire la suite]