AN INLAID SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN | 17TH/18TH CENTURY
Carved seated on a base with irregular and jagged edges, with his left hand holding a book and his right resting on one knee, dressed in loose robes with hems incised with stylised floral blooms, the stone of a milky-white colour with copper-red blushes.
9 cm, 3 ½ in.
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Please note this lot will be available for collection after the sale from New Bond Street until 9th November 2018 only, thereafter it will be transferred to Greenford Park Warehouse and available to collect from 13th November onwards.
There are some old shallow chips to the bottom edge of the scroll, the figure's robes and fingers, and some nibbles along the extremities. Otherwise in good condition and the gilding and inlays are well-preserved.
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