9 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,250
GBP 1,800 - GBP 2,400
A white jade carving of Liuhai and boy group, 19th century
the seated immortal carved holding in his right hand a large lotus sprig lifted over his shoulder, embracing a boy seated before him with his left arm, the boy holding a box and cover, the figures with tonsured heads, wearing flowing robes tied at the waist, the stone of white-pale celadon tone with milky inclusions -- 1 7/8in. (4.7cm.) high.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Asian Art specialist Tristan Bruck on a Buddhist figure of the deity of longevity, and how it might have served both the Kangxi emperor and David Rockefeller
Six distinct auctions spanning more than 1,000 years of history
Specialist Louise Broadhurst advises on everything from the identification of natural dyes to finding the right setting on your vacuum cleaner
Christie’s specialist Leiko Coyle offers tips on collecting sculpture from the Himalayas
Why was the art of the ancient Mezcala civilisation so fascinating to the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine?
On the first anniversary of his death, Michael Watts looks back at a long and extraordinary life