Asian Art Auction

December 04, 2017

LOT 168

Lot 168

Two Chinese Iron Stirrups, Ming Dynasty, 17th Century

Two Chinese Iron Stirrups, Ming Dynasty, 17th Century
Lot 168 Details
Two Chinese Iron Stirrups, Ming Dynasty, 17th Century

Both cast at the top with archaistic dragons, one partially gilded
tallest height 6.5 in — 16.5 cm

Estimate $1,000-$2,000

Realised: $960
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


A similar parcel-gilt stirrup was sold at Christie’s London, July 8, 2015, lot 108


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LOT 168

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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