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Soapstone Carving of a Luohan

Auction:
3212B
Lot:
355
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3212B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 22, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Soapstone Carving of a Luohan, China, in the manner of Zhou Bin, seated with a shishi lion cub in his raised hands, signed "Shangjun" to bottom right, gilt details, mounted on a four-lobed base surrounded with an oval rockery, the underside inscribed with date "Tianqi 6" (1626) and signature "Zhou Bin Shangjun," ht. 3 3/4 in.
Estimate $700-900

multiple breakages (repaired with scotch tape to preserve the fragments) to base, minor loss of gilt, a fresh chip to figure.


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Keywords

China, Cub Scouting, Geology, Luohan quan, Materials, Matter, Shishi, Soapstone, Zhou dynasty

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