London, South Kensington
2 March 2000
A Chinese goldstone aventurine model of a standing lady
wearing long flowing robes and holding a set of albums -- 6¼in. (15.9cm.) high; two further carvings of ladies, each reclining beside rockwork and holding scrolls in one hand -- 5in. (12.7cm.) and 6½in. (16.5cm.) wide; a model of a reclining bearded Immortal wearing long flowing robes and a tabbed hat -- 4¼in. (10.8cm.) wide; and a model of a Buddhistic lion with her young -- 5¼in. (13.3cm.) wide, all with pierced and carved hardwood stands, 20th Century, (minor wear).
See Colour Plate 3. (6)
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