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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 411

    AN UNUSUAL LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF WENSHU SEATED ON A LION

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF WENSHU SEATED ON A LION
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The immortal shown with the right hand raised in vitarka mudra and the left hand holding an open book, wearing loose robes carved to suggest gnarled wood, seated in an animated posture atop a lion with bulging eyes, broad nose, thick eyebrows, and mouth open baring the teeth and tongue, the eyes of both figures inlaid in black glass, with traces of black lacquer over a red lacquer ground
    18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm.) high


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