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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1935

    AN EXQUISITE BAMBOO CARVING OF A SEATED SAGE

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EXQUISITE BAMBOO CARVING OF A SEATED SAGE
    QING DYNASTY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

    The figure modelled with hair swept into a topknot wrapped in a kerchief, exposing fine facial features carefully rendered to provide a smiling expression, holding a lingzhi spray before him and a double gourd suspended from his belt at the back, seated leaning against an outcrop, beside a wicker basket laden with peaches and herbs
    5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm.) high, brocade fitted stand, box


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    Provenance

    Wang Shixiang collection, sold at China Guardian Auctions, Treasures of Twin-pine Studio - Works of Art Collection by Wang Shixiang and Yuan Quanyou, 26 November 2003, lot 1211.


    Literature

    Wang Shixiang and Wan-go Weng, Bamboo Carving of China, China Institute in America, New York, 1983, p. 31, fig. 16
    Wang Shixiang, Zhuke Jianshang, 1996, pp. 62-63, fig. 16