Turquoise Carving of a Female Deity
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Turquoise Carving of a Female Deity, China, 18th century, dressed in a flowing robe, seated on her right leg with her left raised towards her, holding a skein of thread in both hands, next to a basket holding three skeins of sewing thread, with a conforming wood stand, carving ht. 4 in.
Note: Published in R. Soame Jenyns, preface by William Watson, Chinese Art III, Rizzoli (New York, 1982), pl. 160, with provenance "Formerly collection of Captain G. Spencer Churchill, Moreton-in-Marsh"; Christie's London, May 24, 1965; Sotheby's London, December 15, 1970, Lot 8; and Christie's New York, September 21, 1995, Lot 391.
in good condition with a broken finger tip.
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