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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1927

    A FINE SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A SEATED LUOHAN

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    A FINE SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A SEATED LUOHAN
    QING DYNASTY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Shown seated on a simulated rockwork dais of beige, ochre and russet tones, the Luohan depicted with a serene expression, his features framed by a stippled beard, moustache and curled sideburns extending over his ears, the edges of his hooded robe engraved and gilt with clouds on a wave-ground, the robes left open at the chest exposing his dhoti, his right arm resting on a monkey presenting him with a peach, the stone of a warm russet tone skilfully carved using pale beige areas to highlight the face, hands and monkey
    3 in. (7.5 cm.) high, box


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