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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 329

    AN UNUSUAL LARGE SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF GUANDI

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL LARGE SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF GUANDI
    19TH CENTURY
    The God of War shown seated on a throne draped with a tiger's pelt, his right hand raised as he strokes his long beard and his left hand holding an open book, wearing long robes over his finely detailed armor and a cloth cap tied with a bow, the stone of mottled ivory and reddish color
    9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high


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    Compare the similarly carved soapstone figure of Guandi of approximately the same large size in the British Museum illustrated in Chinese Ivories from Shang to the Qing, London, Oriental Ceramic Society, The British Museum, 1984, p. 107, no. 119.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTION