Lot 449. Two painted stucco 'apsara' figures, Ming dynasty. Heights 10 1/2 in., 26.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2018
each depicted in a fluid aerial position with their extended limbs trailing the flowing garments, with carefully coiffed and secured hair, painted in polychrome pigments, modern stands (4).
From the Gerson and Judith Leiber Collection.
Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.
Collection of Mrs. Anna Isley Kneeland (1869-1955), acquired between 1920 and 1940.
Sotheby's New York, 1st June 1994, lot 394.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.
Exhibited: Tenth Loan Exhibition of Chinese Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1929.