Summary: The 8-inch vase once belonged to the Qianlong
Emperor who ruled China from 1735 to 1796.
BY THE time you read this, an ultra-rare cinnabar lacquer throne decorated with nine imperial five-clawed dragons and probably sat upon by the Qianlong
emperor - he ruled China from 1736 to 1795 - will have been sold at Christie's in London for around PS1m, possibly more.
Photo: Woolley & Wallis Buyers A very rare and magnificent imperial threecolour carved 'Nine Dragon' lacquer throne, dating from the Qianlong
The works were commissioned by order of Emperor Qianlong
sometime after 1747 following a visit to Taiwan by a Qing royal Inspector.
would collect Jacquet Droz clocks and he translated the Jaquet Droz name into Chinese.
Expert Nic Sainty said the 11in vase was a one-off made for Emperor Qianlong
between 1780 and 1790.
Earlier, Bentley guided Captain Vancouver, owned by Nasser Saeed al Eida and trained by Jahromi, to a one and a half lengths triumph against Qianlong
in the Thoroughbred Maiden Plate 1,900m.
It is, in effect, part of a triptych showing Xiaoxian, her husband the Qianlong
emperor and another of his wives, Empress Xiaoyi; the other two paintings have remained in Beijing.
During the Christmas season, there are feasts and gatherings galore and with Casa de Memoria's Qianlong
Period style porcelain plates and platters, hosts can wow with their luxe table spreads.
A professor of Asian history at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), Max Oidtmann in his book Forging the Golden Urn: The Qing Empire and the Politics of Reincarnation in Tibet, presents historic events explaining reasons behind the invention of the golden urn lottery by the Qianlong
emperor in 1792.
Oidtmann presents historic events explaining reasons behind the invention of the golden urn lottery by the Qianlong
emperor in 1792 and evaluates the Qing state's ability to alter Tibetan religious and political traditions.