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    Sale 2625

    A Fine Collection of Chinese Bamboo Carvings from the Personal Collection of Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2320

    A WELL-CARVED BAMBOO FIGURE OF DONGFANG SHUO

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    A WELL-CARVED BAMBOO FIGURE OF DONGFANG SHUO
    LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

    The smiling figure exquisitely carved seated on a rocky outcrop, holding a peach branch bearing two peaches in his left hand and a seed between two fingers in his right hand, his face with an amused expression, his finely striated beard falling to his chest, his long flowing robes, from which his shoes protrude, falling loosely in folds at his sides and feet, elegantly tied in a bow around his voluminous waist with a sash from which hangs a lingzhi spray at the back
    7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high


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    See footnote for lot 2307 for further examples of bamboo carvings of Dongfang Shuo.

    Provenance

    Michael Merton, 1970's