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Auction: 30 Years: The Sale
was auctioned on: 30 May 2016
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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL INSCRIBED WHITE JADE ‘LUOHAN’ GROTTO

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Estimate: HK$8,000,000 - HK$15,000,000
ca. US$1,030,448 - US$1,932,090
Price realised:  HK$9,640,000
ca. US$1,241,689
Lot number 3021, Views: 40

A VERY RARE IMPERIAL INSCRIBED WHITE JADE ‘LUOHAN’ GROTTO
QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK, THE INSCRIPTION DATED TO WUYIN CYCLICAL YEAR,CORRESPONDING TO 1758 AND OF THE PERIOD
A VERY RARE IMPERIAL INSCRIBED WHITE JADE ‘LUOHAN’ GROTTO QIANLONG INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK, THE INSCRIPTION DATED TO WUYIN CYCLICAL YEAR,CORRESPONDING TO 1758 AND OF THE PERIOD The boulder is carved in the round depicting the Luohan Abhedya seated on a rock in a grotto holding a sutra in one hand. On one side is an incense burner and incense box placed on a rock table. On the back is incised an inscription reading ‘The Sixteenth Luohan Abhedya, wuyin year’, followed by an Imperial poem eulogising the Sixteen Luohan. The base is incised with the character yin , a Qianlong reign mark, and the characters reading ‘sixteen’ in one line. The stone has a pale greenish-white tone with concentrated areas of milky mottling and dark brown spots. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: 30 Years: The Sale
Date of the auction: 30 May 2016
Address: Christie's
Convention Hall