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An ivory figure of an immortal, late Ming dynasty, 17th century. Photo Sotheby's

the curved tusk modelled in the form of a standing immortal with hands clasped to the front holding a large peach, wearing long robes falling into neat pleats, the bearded face with a serene expression, traces of green and red pigment, 31.3cm., 12 3/8 in. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 GBP

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014http://www.sothebys.com/