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Estimate: HK$5,000,000 - HK$7,000,000
ca. US$645,065 - US$903,091
Price realised:  HK$9,020,000
ca. US$1,163,697
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AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE IMPERIAL MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID BLACK LACQUER INCENSE STAND, XIANGJI
AN IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE IMPERIAL MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID BLACK LACQUER INCENSE STAND, XIANGJI MING DYNASTY, 15TH/16TH CENTURY The lotus leaf-shaped top with lipped edge framing a geometric pattern of flower heads and medallions in red, black and green lacquer enclosed by a fret border of conforming outline, all reserved on a red and black lacquer diaper-ground, the high waist with six panels pierced with ruyi heads and inlaid with mother-of-pearl, with begonias on a cracked-ice ground, each panel flanked by short bamboo-shaped struts above the gracefully carved reticulated apron, with cloud-collar spandrels above six elegantly curved cabriole legs terminating in upturned leaf-form feet, supported on low pads set in the lobed base of conforming shape, finely inlaid with mother-of-pearl depicting fruiting melon stems within an interlocked fret band, the whole raised on six short feet 37 x 23 x 15 1/2 in. (94 x 58.5 x 39.5 cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 27 May 2009
Address: Christie's
27 May 2009, Hong Kong