• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 174

    A FINELY CARVED LACQUERED-WOOD FIGURE OF DAMO

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINELY CARVED LACQUERED-WOOD FIGURE OF DAMO
    18TH CENTURY
    The reclining figure modelled resting on a low table with scrolled ends, wearing long flowing robes open at the chest revealing his emaciated chest and a small qilin pup peering out, the wood of a warm, rich, dark tone
    9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd. in December 1979.
    The Plesch Collections (Ws18).


    Literature

    Spink & Son Ltd., London, 'Bamboo and Wood Carvings of China & the Far East', 1979, p. 33, catalogue no. 178.


    Exhibited

    Bamboo and Wood Carvings of China & the Far East, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1979, no. 178.