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Pair of Famille Verte Figures of Immortals

Auction:
2992B
Lot:
321
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2992B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 18, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Pair of Famille Verte Figures of Immortals, China, 19th century, one depicting Shoulao, the deity of immortality, holding a wooden staff in one hand, the other possibly depicting Lan Caihe, holding a flower arrangement in one hand, both standing on table stand-form bases decorated with a "cracked ice" pattern and covered with a hanging, ht. 13 in.

Provenance: Descended through the family of Ames Nowell of Massachusetts.
Estimate $800-1,000

One finger missing from each figure, chip to rear corner of one base, very minor loss to flower petals and headdress.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, Eight Immortals, Immortal, Lan, Lan Caihe, Nowell

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