18 June 2002
A KESI 'IMMORTALS' HANGING SCROLL
SECOND HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
Woven with a paradisical scene depicting Shoulao and the Eight Immortals with their respective attributes accompanied by attendants, forming groups engaged in leisurely pursuits, riding cloud swirls, boating or on pavilion terraces and mountain valleys, the diagonal composition accentuated by a large gnarled pine tree entwined with large fruiting peachtree rising between rocky ledges from the right lower corner towards the left, all predominantly in ranges of cream, blue and green tones on a pale orange-brown ground
65¾ x 33¾ in. (167 x 86cm.)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Please note the correct scroll has only been on view since 2pm on Sunday.
An exceptional example of the most valuable illustrated book ever produced — and an icon of American art — will be offered on 14 June to benefit conservation causes
An expert introduction to Bulgari rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches, including cutting-edge concepts such as the Trombino ring and the Serpenti bracelet-watch