• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 186

    AN IVORY LOHAN FIGURE, 18TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    AN IVORY LOHAN FIGURE, 18TH CENTURY
    the reclining monk figure wearing long robes open at the waist to reveal his generous belly, with a smiling disposition and clutching prayer beads -- 4 5/8in. (11.7cm.) wide.


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (As 12); acquired from Spinks, London, December 1984, no. 70.