10 September 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
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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