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Turquoise Carving of a Female Deity

Auction:
2810B
Lot:
353
Sold for:
$3,444$2,800

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2810B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 16, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

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.


Estimate $2,000-5,000

in good condition with a broken finger tip.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, William Watson, London, G. Spencer Churchill

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