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Guangxu Period Gilt-Metal Temple Standards

Roll over for video transcript This pair of temple standards provides unusual decorative elements at auction in September. The circa 1890s pieces once adorned a temple in Hong Kong, offered in the same vein as a traditional donation would be made to a Western church. A family clan that attended the likely Daoist temple commissioned this gilt metal set and a mark of their family inscription is centered upon each piece. A stick would be inserted into each standard so they could be prominently displayed as standing decorations flanking, for example, a temple doorway. The temple standards will be sold on September the 12th at an estimate of $1,000-1,500. Come to Michaan's Auctions on September 12 for an opportunity to buy Guangxu Period Gilt-Metal Temple Standards auction!

Catalog Information

Two Gilt-Metal Temple Standards
Both of fan shape, the openwork panel featuring opposing dragons centering a flaming pearl above a temple and a lotus pond, the border displaying a band of Daoist symbols, attached to an inscribed handle terminating with a dragon head.
Guangxu Period
{Height: 26 1/4 inches (66.7 cm) each approximately}
Estimate: $1,000/1,500


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