15 September 2009
A BLANC-DE-CHINE FIGURE OF AN ASCETIC
Shown seated on an oval base incised as a straw mat, wearing loosely tied robes that expose his bony chest, holding a pearl in his right hand to tempt the mongoose held against his left thigh, with curly mustache and beard, and long hair bound with a fillet, with an impressed He Chaozhong yin four-character mark on the back
7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high, wood stand, box
Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.
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