A pair of zitan 'elephant' stands 19th century
Lot 389W
A fine pair of zitan 'elephant-head' square stands 19th century
Sold for £193,250 (US$ 324,509) inc. premium
Auction Details
A pair of zitan 'elephant' stands 19th century A pair of zitan 'elephant' stands 19th century A pair of zitan 'elephant' stands 19th century A pair of zitan 'elephant' stands 19th century
Lot Details
A fine pair of zitan 'elephant-head' square stands
19th century
Each with a floating panel set into the surface and resting on a band carved with stiff foliate palmette above a reticulated waisted section carved with archaistic C-scrolls, further supported by four slender legs carved with elephant heads with elongated trifurcated trunks, each leg linked at the middle by short struts supporting a lower shelf and ending in a carved scroll at the foot, and each foot raised at the corner of a square-framed base on four short feet.
Each stand 32cm (12½in) square and 96.5cm (38in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • 十九世紀 紫檀木雕象足香几一對

    Provenance: a Scottish private collection

    來源:蘇格蘭私人收藏

    A zitan stool similarly carved with an elephant head at the top of each leg is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasure of the Palace Museum: Furniture of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (II), Hong Kong, 2002, no. 75.
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