07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00 AMCalender

Pair of Chinese Silver-plate Crane-form Candlesticks

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM


Pair of Chinese Silver-plate Crane-form Candlesticks, 19th century, inlaid with mother-of-pearl, jade, turquoise, and coral, each crane standing on a gnarled branch with flowering tendrils, and holding a flowering vine ending in a sconce in its beak, on shaped wood stands, ht. to 19 1/2 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Loss to silver plate and minor loss to turquoise and coral, some small chips to mother-of-pearl, one with loss to base, one removed from base, one attached to base.