3 December 2008,
Price realised HKD 350,000
Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000
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.
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