A massive coral figure of an Immortal, Late 19th-Early 20th century. Sold for US$ 35,000 (€31,238). Photo: Bonhams.
Depicting He Xiangu holding a basket of flowers and a lingzhi branch while standing on a rocky promontory, the willowy maiden flanked by a pine bough at left, two stately deer at her right and two cranes biting lingzhi branches below, one stag carrying a branch of ripe peaches in his mouth as he steps on a pine bough bridge, set into a hardwood base carved in high relief with a network of bamboo, pine and lingzhi. 17 1/2in (44.5cm) high; 13in (33cm) long
Provenance: acquired in 1966 as per acquisition number 1966.342
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 23 Jun 2015 10:00 PDT - SAN FRANCISCO