Lot 707. A Cizhou polychromed pottery figure of a luohan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
The hollow figure is shown leaning on an outcropping of the rocks on which he sits. He wears layered robes of dark brown, iron red, yellow, green and cream color, and a thin wash of green glaze defines his hair. His face is set in a stern expression.
Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Gallery, New York, no. 3553.
Anna Ilsley Ball Kneeland (1865-1955), New York, acquired 1918-1931, and thence by descent within the family.
Exhibited: On loan: Yale University Art Gallery, 1955 to April 2014.
Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza