London, South Kensington
12 May 2015
TWO ENAMELLED GILT-COPPER REPOUSSE FIGURES OF LUOHAN
ONE WITH FOUR-CHARACTER QIANLONG MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795), THE OTHER QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
Each seated figure is modelled with an emaciated face, one with a grimacing expression, the other with a gentle smile. One Luohan is dressed in robes decorated with a phoenix and dragon, the other with floral roundels.
6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
Christie's Paris, 22 November 2006, lot 178.
Property from the Sui Yuan Zhai Collection.
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A related set of nine gilt bronze and champlevé enamel figures of luohan were exhibited in Summer Exhibition 2004, Roger Keverne, London, p62, no.61.
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