25 février 2020

A carved bamboo mountain, 18th century


Lot 1438. A carved bamboo mountain, 18th century; 11 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) highEstimate USD 6,000- USD 8,000. Price realised USD USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011

Deeply carved with a gathering of numerous immortals and attendants in a mountainous setting, probably Mount Kunlun, the figures shown in groups as they proceed up the sides of the mountain amidst pine trees towards the top where Xiwangmu riding on a phoenix and accompanied by an attendant holding a fan is shown approaching from the other side of the mountain

Property from the Collection of Philip Wood, San Francisco.

Provenance: Acquired in Bath, England, 1986.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011

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