A SMALL SOAPSTONE CARVING OF A LUOHAN
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
The rotund figure is finely carved reclining, with a cheerful expression on his face, resting his chin on folded arms, his voluminous robes detailed with incised scroll trimmings, with the hallmark Xingyouheng Tang, Hall of Constancy, inscribed on the reverse
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) across, box
Xingyouheng Tang was the hallmark of Dai Quan (?-1845) who was a bordered red bannersman, and a prolific collector of scholars' objects.