A bamboo figure of Liu Hai Qing dynasty
Lot 657
A bamboo figure of Liu Hai Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 560,000 (US$ 72,253) inc. premium
Lot Details
Various Owners
A bamboo figure of Liu Hai
Qing dynasty
The immortal seated elegantly in a recumbent position against a rocky boulder, his feet spread slightly ajar with his right hand raised holding a coin between two fingers, the rounded face with hair swept back revealing the bald forehead and joyous facial expression, dressed in loose robes swung over his right shoulder revealing his bare chest, luring the three legged toad at his feet.
16.6cm high.

Footnotes

  • A comparable smaller bamboo root statuette of Liu Hai and his three legged toad in the Shanghai Museum, is illustrated in Literati Spirit: Art of Chinese Bamboo Carving, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, 2012, p.110, no 47.

    清 竹雕劉海戲蟾
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