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    Sale 2625

    A Fine Collection of Chinese Bamboo Carvings from the Personal Collection of Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2324

    A BAMBOO FIGURE OF DONGFANG SHUO

    Price Realised  

    A BAMBOO FIGURE OF DONGFANG SHUO
    QING DYNASTY, 17/18TH CENTURY

    The jovial figure well-carved in the round with his open mouth framed by a dense beard, his hair tied in a topknot and covered by a hat, the immortal characteristically depicted seated on rounded pierced rockwork holding a large peach branch bearing three ripe peaches in his left hand, his other hand resting on his raised knee, his loose robes tied at the waist with a sash suspending a gourd and lingzhi branch at the back
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) high, wood stand


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    See footnote for lot 2307 for further examples of bamboo carvings of Dongfang Shuo.

    Provenance

    An Italian private collection