Lot 162. A silver-inlaid bronze figure of a Luohan, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 3 3/4 in. (9.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The figure is well cast with his face looking forward bearing a benevolent expression, seated with one leg tucked under the other, his right arm supporting his body, and his left resting on his raised left knee. The loose flowing robes are open at the chest and are incised with foliate and scrolling patterns along the hems. There are traces of malachite encrustation on the surface.
Provenance: A Hong Kong private collection, 1990.
Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, Hong Kong, 6 April 2015