21 mars 2018

Two painted stucco 'apsara' figures, Ming dynasty

Two painted stucco 'apsara' figures, Ming dynasty

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.

ExhibitedTenth Loan Exhibition of Chinese Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1929.

Sotheby's. Inspired: Chinese Art from the Collection of Gerson and Judith Leiber, New York, 20 March 2018


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