Lot 352. Qi Baishi (1863-1957), Peaches. Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper. Inscribed and signed with three seals of the artist. Dated September, dingchou year (1937). Dedicated to Mr Bo Jie, 53 7/8 x 13 3/8 in. (137 x 34 cm). Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 284,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2017
The figure is carved with his hair in tightly curled whorls above a serene face with his eyes downcast, wearing long robes open at the chest. He is seated in padmasana on a double lotus base holding his hands in front of him. The base is incised with a four-character seal mark reading 'Wan Fo Lou cang' which may be translated as 'Collection of the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Buddhas'. The stone is of a greyish clear tone with natural veins and inclusions. 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high
Provenance: Property from a Private European Collection.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 7 November 2017, London