• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 202

    A BAMBOO CARVING OF LUOHAI, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

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    A BAMBOO CARVING OF LUOHAI, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
    the tonsured Immortal carved with a cheerful expression, lying on his left side on rockwork, his left arm over his head holding a string of cash, his three-legged toad climbing over his left leg -- 2¾in. (7cm.) high.


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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (Ws 7); acquired from Spinks, London, December 1979.


    Literature

    Spink & Son Ltd., Bamboo and Wood Carvings of China and the East, London, From Wednesday 14th - Thursday 29th November, 1979, p. 43, no. 163.