• Chinese Ceramics & Works of Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 5944

    Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    10 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 73

    A LARGE CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A SEATED SCHOLAR, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A SEATED SCHOLAR, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
    seated on a rockwork stand, the figure modelled reading a book held in his left hand, wearing long robes finely incised with dragons chasing the flaming pearl amongst scrolling clouds -- 10¾in. (27.4cm.) high.


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