CHINESE JESUIT, CIRCA 1700 | Relief with Saint Jerome
CHINESE JESUIT, CIRCA 1700 | Relief with Saint Jerome
CHINESE JESUIT, CIRCA 1700 | Relief with Saint Jerome
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CHINESE JESUIT, CIRCA 1700 | Relief with Saint Jerome

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

CHINESE JESUIT, CIRCA 1700 | Relief with Saint Jerome

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Sold:11,250GBP

Description

CHINESE JESUIT, CIRCA 1700

Relief with Saint Jerome


ivory

inscribed in ink to the reverse: 53

12.2 by 9.4cm., 4¾ by 3⅝in.

Condition Report

Overall the condition of the ivory is very good, with minor wear and a light layer of dust to the surface. There are some very small chips to the edges of the moulded framing and a few minor stable hairline splits consistent with the material.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Saleroom Notice

This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

Literature

Inventory, 1949, 'A carved ivory panel “St. Jerome”, 4 7/8” x 3 ½”' in the Strong Room

Catalogue Note

Note the distinctive cloud scrolls, the dog-like lion, and the unmistakable treatment to the physiognomy, which is typical of the Chinese Jesuit ivory carvers of the late 17th century. The inclusion of a frame is also characteristic and shows that the panel was inspired by a European engraving. 


Related Literature

M. M. Estella Marcos, Ivories from the Far Eastrn Provinces of Spain and Portugal, Monterrey 1997, cat. nos. 132 and 296

CHINESE JESUIT, CIRCA 1700 | Relief with Saint Jerome
CHINESE JESUIT, CIRCA 1700 | Relief with Saint Jerome
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