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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1887

    A FINELY CARVED LARGE BAMBOO SHOULAO GROUP

    Price Realised  

    A FINELY CARVED LARGE BAMBOO SHOULAO GROUP
    QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

    Finely carved as a seated Shoulao, Star God of Longevity, the bald head modelled with characteristic protrubrance, his mouth agape to reveal a smiling expression, his long beard falling onto a voluminous robe tied across the ample waist with a ribbon, one hand supporting a lingzhi spray, the other hand clutching a fruiting peach spray, further detailed with a bat, the central figure is surrounded by nine young boys variously at play including one standing in front of Shoulao, raising a ruyi with both hands to distract the attention of the bat, two engaged in a mock-fight, another riding on a deer releasing a bird, three observing a yinyang symbol on an unfolded scroll and a further two picking Shoulau's right ear, all on a rockwork ground detailed with two cranes foraging amidst vegetation
    9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    A Japanese private collection