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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL QIANGJIN AND TIANQI ‘DRAGONS’ INCENSE S...

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Estimate: HK$600,000 - HK$800,000
ca. US$77,048 - US$102,731
Price realised:  HK$750,000
ca. US$96,310
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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL QIANGJIN AND TIANQI ‘ DRAGONS’ INCENSE STAND
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
A VERY RARE IMPERIAL QIANGJIN AND TIANQI ‘ DRAGONS’ INCENSE STAND KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) The top is finely incised, highlighted in shades of red, pink, orange, green, blue with outlines etched in gold against a yellow ground, depicting two sinuous five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl above a rock emerging from crested waves, with four zabao to the corners against a chequered ground of wan emblems. The stand is supported on a narrow waist pierced with a shaped aperture on each side above the curvilinear apron, continuing onto four straight legs terminating in small ruyi -form feet joined by a base stretcher raised by four bracket feet. The aprons, outer legs and top of the base stretcher are similarly decorated with dragons confronting flaming pearls, while the inner legs are decorated with various floral and fruiting sprays, interspersed by floral roundels. 33 1/2 in. (85 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