Lot 26
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A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE IMPERIAL 'QIANGJIN' AND 'TIANQI' LACQUER TABLE |

Estimate
150,000 - 250,000 EUR
Sold
249,000 EUR
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Description

the mitered rectangular top resting on a scrolling apron and secured by two transverse stretchers on the underside, supported on slightly flared 'sword' legs terminating in metal-capped hoof feet and joined by two parallel stretchers, superbly incised and coloured in varying shades of red, green and burnt umber transmuting to black, all picked out with traces of gold filling within the incisions, the table top with a large barbed panel enclosing a five-clawed en face dragon writhing among ruyi-shaped cloud around a 'flaming pearl', its powerful scaly body contorting in mid-air above tempestuous waves, all within a border of black key-fret repeated around the edges and reserved on an orange ground figured with red leiwen, the four corners similarly decorated with lobed panels enclosing a five-clawed dragon and fitted with ruyi-shaped gilt-metal mounts delicately incised with lotus, the apron and legs further incised on the larger ends with confronting dragons vying for a pearl above a central gold flower and picked out with billows of multi-coloured clouds on the sides and back of the legs, all within borders of black key-fret and beneath wansymbols around the top's outer edge, the underside lacquered red and numbered liu ('six') in black paint
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