1486
1486

PROPERTY FROM A MICHIGAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A PAINTED AND ENAMELED BISCUIT FIGURE OF ASITA
REPUBLIC PERIOD, SEAL OF ZENG LONGSHENG (1901-1964)
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
1486

PROPERTY FROM A MICHIGAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A PAINTED AND ENAMELED BISCUIT FIGURE OF ASITA
REPUBLIC PERIOD, SEAL OF ZENG LONGSHENG (1901-1964)
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A PAINTED AND ENAMELED BISCUIT FIGURE OF ASITA
REPUBLIC PERIOD, SEAL OF ZENG LONGSHENG (1901-1964)
the monk modeled seated with the arms wrapped around the raised right leg, the white brows long and trailing down the chest, the expressive face with mouth agape showing the teeth and tongue, raised on a rockwork base, the base with an impressed rectangular cartouche seal reading Zeng Longsheng zao
Height 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm
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Catalogue Note

Zeng Longsheng's series of eighteen luohan appear to be modeled after Guan Xiu's paintings from 891. Legend has it the paintings were created after Guan had a dream in which the luohan visited him and asked him to paint their portraits. The resulting images were taken from his visions. The paintings were treasured and preserved in a Zhejing monastery, and during the Qianlong reign were copied and propagated.

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