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Carved, Painted, and Gilt Oval Plaque

Auction:
3278M
Lot:
669
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3278M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Carved, Painted, and Gilt Oval Plaque, China, c. 1850-75, with carved surround of Chinese landscape vignettes and foliate designs, and central gilt eagle on shield, the eagle's talons clutching arrows and an olive branch, ht. 11 1/2, wd. 13 in.

Literature: See Crossman, The Decorative Arts of the China Trade, for an illustration and discussion of a similar plaque in the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. That example bears an inscription stating that it was aboard a yacht at Ningpo during the third quarter of the 19th century.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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