4 March 2003
Malvina Hoffman (1885-1966)
'Tibetan Jewel Merchant'
inscribed 'Malvina Hoffman. 1932' and inscribed 'Cellini Bronze Works N.Y.' (along the base)
bronze with brown patina
12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high
Grand Central Art Galleries, New York.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1946.
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M. Hoffman, Heads and Tales in Many Lands, New York, 1937, p. 305
According to the artist, only two casts have been made of Tibetan Jewel Merchant.
A copy of a letter from the artist, dated July 26, 1946, discussing the work accompanies this lot.
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru