7 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,750
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A LARGE SOAPSTONE CARVING OF A LADY, 18TH CENTURY
the elegant standing figure with her hair tied high in a top knot, wearing long incised robes with floral and phoenix decoration, her hands held to her right and covered beneath her long sleeves -- 15¼in. (38.8cm.) high, wood stand.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Discover Christie's The Art of China online auctions featuring Chinese ceramics, works of art, jade carvings, Buddhist figures, bronze statues, Ming, Qing, Kangxi and Qianlong period pieces.
Specialist Michelle Cheng shares her expert advice, from knowing the woods collectors look for to investing in climate control
From the colour of your outfit to the number of dragons on your coat, how Qing-dynasty clothing told everyone exactly who you were
Specialist Elizabeth Hammer on why age-old themes, materials and techniques continue to flourish among artists and collectors
Our dedicated online sale of prints by the Chinese-born French artist reveals how his styles and themes evolved across five decades
Discover how we’ve brought to life the mysterious world of this important, early Surrealist work from 1926 — offered in London on 27 February