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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1885

    A BAMBOO CARVING OF HEHE ERXIAN

    Price Realised  

    A BAMBOO CARVING OF HEHE ERXIAN
    QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

    Finely modelled as the Hehe Erxian, both with mouths agape with smiling expressions, one seated holding a coin in one hand, teasing a three-legged toad crouched in the crevice of the rockwork ground, observed by his twin who has a sceptre in one hand and is holding behind his back a long lotus bloom in the other, all on an openwork rockwork platform, the reverse side with a tall lingzhi spray growing beside a circular wicker box and cover
    11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm.), box, wood stand


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY