• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 171

    A Chinese soapstone figure of a Luohan

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Chinese soapstone figure of a Luohan
    18th Century
    Carved seated in royal ease, his left hand supporting his head, while his right arm supports his left elbow, wearing draped robes with engraved seams, minor chips
    10.3 cm. high, on carved wood stand


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    A letter by Peter Boode adressed to Mr. M.C. van der Minne and dated 18 May 1933, discusses the order of the wood stand and four Luohans purchased earlier.

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    Provenance

    Peter Boode, 's Gravenhage
    Acquired by M.C. van der Minne before 1933 and thence bij descent


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY