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    Sale 12171

    Dongxi Studio- Important Chinese Jade and Hardstone Carvings from a Distinguished Private Collection

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 966

    A RARE TIANHUANG FIGURE OF A LUOHAN AND A DRAGON

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

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    A RARE TIANHUANG FIGURE OF A LUOHAN AND A DRAGON
    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
    The group is finely carved as a luohan seated on clouds holding a pearl in his right hand to tempt the dragon rising from the clouds in front of him. The long cords of the double gourd at his right shoulder trail across the cloth-draped straw hat hung on his back. His face is carved with a pleasant expression, and is framed by long eyebrows. The luminous stone is of warm, creamy honey color. Together with Connoisseur, March, 1989, vol. 219, no. 926, and Sotheby's Hong Kong - Twenty Years, Hong Kong, 1993.
    2 ½ in. (6.5 cm.) long, box


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's Hong Kong, 17 November 1988, lot 247.
    Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, no. 89.


    Literature

    Nicole De Bisscop, Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Brussels, 1995, p. 89, no. 50.
    Sotheby's Hong Kong - Twenty Years, Hong Kong, 1993, p. 255, no. 395.


    Exhibited

    Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection, Kredietbank Gallery, Brussels, 25 October - 17 December 1995; Kredietbank Luxembourg, 1 February - 13 April 1996, no. 50.