200-year-old Chinese vestige used as a list flare for 50 years suggested to be £300000 shawl stand
November 8, 2016 - table lamp
A PORCELAIN antique used as a list flare for 50 years is expected to sell for £300,000 after it was suggested to be a 200-year-old Chinese relic.
The 10in knick-knack incited out to be an exuberant “nine dragons” shawl mount done for Emperor Daoguang of Imperial China’s Qing dynasty.
It was bought during a nation residence sale in a 1950s. The new owners propitious an electric tuber and put it in a corridor of their North Wales home.
Experts examined it and realised a worth.
Asian art dilettante Ivy Chan, during Christie’s, said: “The square offers a glance into a luxury of a Daoguang court, where wardrobe was used to symbolize status.
“It is flashy with 9 dragons, that symbolised boundless energy and it was substantially done for a czar himself.”
The auction is currently during Christie’s, London.