• 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 1198

    TWO SMALL FIGURAL CARVINGS

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO SMALL FIGURAL CARVINGS
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    One a boxwood toggle carved as Liu Hai suspending a ribbon-tied cash from his left hand as he sits atop his three-legged toad, the back pierced for stringing; the other a bamboo carving of the poet Li Bai holding a wine cup as he leans drunkenly against an overturned wine jar
    2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Hawaii in 1982.