Lot 915: Sold for £70 hammer

Estimate £150-£200

Two Chinese painted wooden wall carvings, the first modelled as a five-clawed dragon holding the flaming pearl, before ruyi clouds andd fire scolls, the second a phoenix bird similarly carved before ruyi scrolls, detailed with gilt, red and green. (2)

Condition report
There is a section of cloud scroll missing from above the dragon?s head. There are a number of patches of gilt paint loss, particularly to the dragons whiskers, horns, claws and feet. There is a section missing from the eyebrow above the left eye. Some small sections of scrollwork missing from the red painted flames on the dragon?s legs. There are two small drill holes towards the top of the clouds. Phoenix - Two small drill holes at the top, there are chips and dents to the wing tips and the ends of the tail feathers. There is a section missing from the bottom of the wing where the wood underneath has been exposed.

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