• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 865

    A FINELY CARVED BOXWOOD FIGURE OF LI TIEGUAI

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FINELY CARVED BOXWOOD FIGURE OF LI TIEGUAI
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    The Daoist immortal holding a bat while leaning on his gnarled crutch, with a rolled mat and large lotus leaf strapped to his back
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) high, wood stand, box


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    Compare the boxwood figure of Li Tieguai dated to the late Ming dynasty in the Qing Court collection, Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 44 - Bamboo, Wood, Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Carvings, Hong Kong, 2002, p. 14, no. 13.

    Provenance

    The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York.