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A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMEL, GILT-BRONZE AND WHITE HARDSTONE PAGODAS MOUNTED AS LAMPS
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 149,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMEL, GILT-BRONZE AND WHITE HARDSTONE PAGODAS MOUNTED AS LAMPS
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 149,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMEL, GILT-BRONZE AND WHITE HARDSTONE PAGODAS MOUNTED AS LAMPS
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
each of hexagonal section supported on a conforming plinth, mounted with six carved and reticulated hardstone plaques of mythical beasts among scrollwork and shou medallions forming the central faceted structure, between geometric lotus petal plinths, all below double-tiered cloisonné decorated roofs, the points suspending gilt-bronze bells connected with chains to the lamaistic spire (2)
Height 35 3/4  in., 90.7 cm
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 28th September 1989, lot 257A.

Catalogue Note

Objects of this type with pierced hardstone centers and bell-hung pagoda roofs could be used as censers and were placed near the throne to emit a pleasant sandalwood fragrance. A similar pair shown on tables flanking a throne in the Palace of Eternal Spring (Chang chun gong), one of the Six West Palaces in the Forbidden City, Beijing is illustrated in Classics of the Forbidden City - Life in the Forbidden City of Qing Dynasty, Beijing, 2007, p. 131, fig. 195.

A similar pair, but dated to the Qianlong period, was sold in our London rooms, 1st July 1969, lot 29, then part of the C. Ruxton and Audrey B. Love Collection, and was later sold at Christie's New York, 20th October 2004, lot 451.

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