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Auction: Auction 30.05.1991
was auctioned on: 30 May 1991
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TWO WELL-CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURES OF IMMORTALS SEATED ON LIONS

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Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000
Price realised:  US$28,600
Lot number 43, Views: 10

TWO WELL-CARVED SOAPSTONE FIGURES OF IMMORTALS SEATED ON LIONS 18TH CENTURY, LIONS 19TH CENTURY One depicting the immortal Lu Dongbin, holding a fan-shaped fly-whisk in one hand and with his sword hung across his back, his robes finely incised with clusters of prunus blossoms, the other rider with left hand raised as if to hold a spear, his full face well-carved below a bald head incised with fine stubble, each with traces of polychrome pigment and gilding in the incised decoration, the separate lions striding forward with heads turned to the side and mouths open in warning--8 1/2 and 9in. (21.7 and 22.9cm.) high (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 30.05.1991
Date of the auction: 30 May 1991
Address: Christie's
New York, Park Avenue