London, South Kensington
6 November 2009
A BAMBOO CARVING OF LUOHAI, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
the tonsured Immortal carved with a cheerful expression, lying on his left side on rockwork, his left arm over his head holding a string of cash, his three-legged toad climbing over his left leg -- 2¾in. (7cm.) high.
Plesch collection (Ws 7); acquired from Spinks, London, December 1979.
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Spink & Son Ltd., Bamboo and Wood Carvings of China and the East, London, From Wednesday 14th - Thursday 29th November, 1979, p. 43, no. 163.
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