19 - 20 September 2013
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF FONG CHOW (1923-2012)
A RARE GREYISH-GREEN AND BROWN JADE FIGURE OF A KNEELING FOREIGNER
TANG/MING DYNASTY, 7TH-16TH CENTURY
The bare-chested man with short curly beard is shown kneeling on one knee as he squats and raises his arms above shoulder height. His face is carved with a broad, triangular nose and large eyes, and his hair is secured with a narrow fillet. The flat base and flat top of the head and hands are drilled for attachment.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high
Phillips New York, 17 June 1987, lot 13 (part).
Fong Chow (1923-2012) Collection, New York.
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