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QING DYNASTY   A.D. 1944-1911
PAIRE DE PANNEAUX EN LAQUE ET INCRUSTATIONS CHINE, XIXEME-XXEME SIECLE Each rectangular red lacquered panel is inlaid in bone, hardstone and wood with an Immortal. One panel depicts Shoulao and his deer each holding a peach and standing next to a pine tree, the other one depicts He Xiangu holding a ewer and her phoenix grasping a branch of lingzhi fungus beside a fruiting peach tree. The reverse of the panels is gilt with the one hundred shou characters. 52 ¾ in. (134 cm.) high, stands Special Notice Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country. ƒ: In addition to the regular Buyer’s premium, a commission of 5.5% inclusive of VAT of the hammer price will be charged to the buyer. It will be refunded to the Buyer upon proof of export of the lot outside the European Union within the legal time limit. (Please refer to section VAT refunds) Provenance Christie's South Kensington, 9 December 1999, lot 16. Property from the Collection of the Ghezzi Family, Switzerland. Post-Lot Text A PAIR OF RED-LACQUERED INLAID PANELS CHINA, 19TH-20TH CENTURY