Lot 1438. A carved bamboo mountain, 18th century; 11 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) high. Estimate 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.