• 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 1199

    AN UNUSUAL CARVED BAMBOO FIGURAL GROUP OF SHOULAO AND ATTENDANTS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL CARVED BAMBOO FIGURAL GROUP OF SHOULAO AND ATTENDANTS
    19TH CENTURY
    Shoulao, the god of Longevity, shown with characteristic exaggerated cranium and holding in his right hand a stalk of lingzhi, seated on a deer with head turned sharply to one side and grasping in its mouth a lingzhi sprig, flanked by a pair of smaller figures of attendants wearing loose robes, one holding a gnarled staff, the other a longer staff tied at the top with a bat suspending a double gourd, all separately made and supported on a bamboo base carved as rockwork which is affixed to a hardwood stand
    16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high


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    Compare a similar, though slightly larger (47 cm.), bamboo group of Shoulao and attendants dated 18th/19th century, sold in these rooms, 29 March 2006, lot 241.

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