Measuring 18 1/4 inches high by 24 3/4 inches long (including stand), this monumental Chinese silver and silver gilt dragon boat on stand by an unknown maker earned $27,500 at Heritage Auction Galleries, Sept. 25, 2012. The silver dragon boat, which is covered with repoussé scales, is topped by an elaborate silver gilt pagoda-form cabin with detailed windows, doors, and filigree lanterns.
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