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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL QIANGJIN AND TIANQI ‘DRAGON’ LACQUER IN...

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Estimate: HK$250,000 - HK$350,000
ca. US$32,103 - US$44,944
Price realised:  HK$1,740,000
ca. US$223,440
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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL QIANGJIN AND TIANQI ‘ DRAGON’ LACQUER INCENSE STAND
CHONGZHEN CYCLICAL DINGCHOU YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1637 AND OF THE PERIOD
A VERY RARE IMPERIAL QIANGJIN AND TIANQI ‘ DRAGON’ LACQUER INCENSE STAND CHONGZHEN CYCLICAL DINGCHOU YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1637 AND OF THE PERIOD The top is finely decorated with a sinuous five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl amid ruyi clouds against a chequered ground of wan emblems, enclosed within a raised edge above a constricted waist divided by five raised vertical ridges, all resting on a bombé apron continuing onto five cabriole legs terminating in upswept feet raised on a waisted pedestal base decorated with orchids on top. The underside near the top of one leg is incised and gilt with the reign mark, Da Ming Chongzhen dingchou nian zhi . 23 ¼ in. (61.5 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 31 May 2017
Address: Christie's
Convention Hall