67
67
A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF DONG FANGSHUO
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 USD
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67
A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF DONG FANGSHUO
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 10,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF DONG FANGSHUO
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
walking atop a pierced rocky outcrop carrying a large peach bough, the face with a twinkling smile, the wrinkles, flowing beard, embroidery, and other details incised with lines accentuated in black pigment, the stone a pale yellow with swathes of red 
Height 9 1/4  in., 23.5 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Baroness Marie-Louise von Callenberg (1901-1982).
Donald J. Wineman, New York, 8th November 1981.
Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 511.

Catalogue Note

Compare soapstone figural carvings on similar pierced rocky bases: the first depicting a luohan, formerly in the collection of Dr. Ip Yee and sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 19th November 1984, lot 71, the second of Zhang Guolao, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1st November 2004, lot 975.

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

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New York