20 - 21 March 2014
PROPERTY FROM A WESTCHESTER PRIVATE COLLECTION
THREE SMALL SOAPSTONE FIGURES
One is a recumbent dog, its head curved around to one side, and with fine hair markings, carved from a beige-colored stone. The second is a figure of Budai shown seated leaning on his sack while holding a string of beads, and wearing loosely draped robes that expose his belly, carved from a warm, sand-colored stone. The third is an unusual carving of a luohan seated beside a tiger, the two well carved from the beige areas of the stone while the remainder retains the rough, dark brown skin of the stone.
3, 3 1/8 and 4½ in. (7.5, 8 and 11.5 cm.) wide (3)
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, early 1970s.
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