Tuesday 16 May 2023

Lot 56

An impressive pair of Chinese zitan 'elephant' lantern stands,  Qing dynasty With finely cast...

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Lot 56

An impressive pair of Chinese zitan 'elephant' lantern stands, 
Qing dynasty
With finely cast...

Price Realised: £71,500

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

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

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Lot 56

Description

An impressive pair of Chinese zitan 'elephant' lantern stands, 

Qing dynasty

With finely cast gilt bronze S-shaped arms cast with dragon's heads, the bases carved as caparisoned elephants standing four square with head turned, their saddlecloths carved in low relief with flowering lotus scrolls, supporting a vase-shaped column carved with lotus blooms, each standing on rectangular plinth with carved and pierced gallery decorated with lingzhi above a recessed carved floral border between carved lotus petal lappets, on ruyi form feet, total height 216cm, height of elephants 40cm, length of elephants 57cm.

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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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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.

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