Asian Art Auction

December 01, 2014

LOT 118
Rare Ivory Carved Figure of Shaolao, 16th/17th Century
  • Rare Ivory Carved Figure of Shaolao, 16th/17th Century
  • Rare Ivory Carved Figure of Shaolao, 16th/17th Century

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Rare Ivory Carved Figure of Shaolao, 16th/17th Century

Of tusk form and dressed in long simple robes while holding a tall gnarled staff in one hand and a fan in the other. Affixed to wood stand
height 11.4" — 29 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $9,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

This item contains material that is protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species). Please review your country’s import and export laws before bidding on this item. Obtaining the appropriate permits is the responsibility of the client.

Provenance:

The Estate of Harry Handel (1916-1972), owner of Everyman’s Bookshop in Montreal. Purchased during the 1950’s at the Gurie Gallery, thence by descent within the family.