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A STAINED IVORY FIGURE

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A STAINED IVORY FIGURE

MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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A STAINED IVORY FIGURE MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) A moustached and bearded scholar wearing a hat with streamers and long loose fitting robes, the reverse engraved with a single line inscription, old repairs 5¾ in. (14.5cm.) high, wood stand
Literature
Illustrated in Chinese Connoisseurship by Sir Percival David, no. 16A and 16C.
Exhibited
Exhibited in 1960 at the Oriental Ceramics Society in The Arts of the Sung Dynasty, cat. no. 291.
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Lot Essay

The inscription reads, "Kai Bao Yuan Nian/Zhong Yuan Zie Bi Jing Hui", the first year of Kai Bao corresponding to A.D. 968.

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