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637: Fine Chinese Kessi of the Money Changers

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Fine Chinese Kessi of the Money Changers, 19th century, finely executed in five colors with gold thread outlines depicting a money changer before a table with a bowl of money, a bowl of ling-chih and an empty bowl, attended by an assistant and a guard with a spear, before the table are a pair of men carrying a bowl of money, pearls and ling-chih and a group of three well dressed men, one carrying a flaming wheel, behind the money changer is a gnarled tree bearing money and sprouting some leaves, in the background are mountains and a deity riding a tiger among clouds, the entire piece very well executed with gold threads in the figures clothes and the "cash" symbols executed in both gold and silver threads, h. 66-5/8", w. 33-1/2".

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Estimate $18,000 – $25,000
Starting Bid $14,500

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