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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 143

    AN UNUSUAL LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The tall figure standing with left hand raised to hold the edges of the long, flowing robes, lacquered and painted in gilding with lotus and floral scroll, left partially open at the chest to reveal the jewelled necklace, the hems carved in relief with further lotus and floral scroll, the hair pulled up in an elaborate coiffure above the heavy jowled face
    27 in. (68.6 cm.) high


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    A similarly decorated, though larger, dry lacquer figure of Guanyin, with a carved inscription dating the figure to the bingwu year of the Wanli period (1606), was included in the exhibition, The Minor Arts of China III, Spink and Son, London, 1987, p. 18, no. 10.

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