• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1146

    A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF SHOULAO

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF SHOULAO
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The smiling, bearded immortal shown seated on a separate soapstone base carved as pierced rockwork, holding a ruyi sceptre in his right hand, wearing robes tied with a long tasseled cord and incised with clouds, peach sprays and shou characters, the stone of mottled ivory and reddish color with a pure ivory-colored area used to carve his bald head
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Christie's, New York, 19 September 2006, lot 8.


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANOTHER PROPERTY