05 mai 2016

A soapstone figure of Liu Hai, 17th century

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Lot 166. A soapstone figure of Liu Hai, 17th century. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000 (€5,000 - 7,600). Photo Bonhams.

Modelled dancing with the hands raised, wearing robes tied at the waist, with incised decoration of pomegranates, butterflies, clouds and floral sprays, the smiling face crowned with long hair with a tonsured patch, the stone of a mottled mauve and beige colour, wood stand. 25cm (9 3/4in) high (2).

Bonhams. AUCTION 23541: ASIAN ART, 10:30 BST - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE

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