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Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF SHOULAO
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
standing and smiling with a characteristically high-domed forehead and incised flowing beard, holding a ruyi scepter, dressed in long layered robes incised with shou characters, peaches and ruyi-shaped clouds, the stone a warm yellow transmuting to beige, with swathes of red and caramel, wood stand (2) 
Height 7 5/8  in., 19.5 cm
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Provenance

Spink & Son, London, 31st May 1984.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 533.

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York