• 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 863

    A PAINTED IVORY FIGURE OF A COURT LADY

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAINTED IVORY FIGURE OF A COURT LADY
    18TH CENTURY
    Shown standing holding a quadrilobed tray in her right hand, wearing shoes for bound feet that project from the concave base surrounded by the hem of her long robes, traces of pigment
    7¼ in. (18.5 cm.), wood stand, box


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    This elegant figure is stylistically similar in her dress and demeanor to the court ladies that are shown in a series of painted ivory appliqué pictures illustrated in The Palace Museum Collection of Elite Carvings, Beijing, 2002, pp. 193-214. which are dated to middle Qing dynasty.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Exhibited

    Oriental Works of Art, Gerard Hawthorn Ltd., London, 4 - 19 November 2004, no. 27.