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Lot 86

A Chinese aquamarine seal with bixie finial Qing dynasty, 19th century Finely carved from a...

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Lot 86

A Chinese aquamarine seal with bixie finial
Qing dynasty, 19th century
Finely carved from a...

Price Realised: £1,950

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 86

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A Chinese aquamarine seal with bixie finial

Qing dynasty, 19th century

Finely carved from a translucent stone with central inclusion as a recumbent horned mythical beast with bifurcated tail resting atop a tall rock, the inclusion cleverly incorporated in the rock formation, the stone of a greenish-blue hue, the seal face left uncarved, 5cm high.

清十九世紀 海藍寶石雕辟邪印

Cf. a very similar aquamarine carving, executed in mirror image to the present lot, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, New York, Accession Number: 59.150.4. A comparable carving, but of bluer hue, was sold by Christies, Hong Kong, 4 Apr 2017, lot 20. 

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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(ARR) - ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
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ARR is capped at €12,500

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