A carved ivory figure of Li Tieguai Late Ming dynasty
Lot 316 Y
A carved ivory figure of Li Tieguai Late Ming dynasty
HK$ 180,000 - 250,000
US$ 23,000 - 32,000
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The Property of a Lady (lots 314-316)
A carved ivory figure of Li Tieguai
Late Ming dynasty
Superbly carved with excellent craftsmanship in the form of the Immortal depicted standing above rockworks with crashing waves, the slightly emacipated figure wearing loose robes partly revealing the chest, his right leg bent and body supported with a crutch held in the right, his left hand holding a double gourd and a satchel over his shoulder, his bald head framed by hairy beard with serene expression, the surface with a patina of caramel brown colour, stand.
13.5cm high.

Footnotes

  • 明晚期 象牙雕鐵拐李像

    Provenance 來源:
    Puttick & Simpson Auctioneers, April 1958
    Bluett & Sons Ltd., London
    Carter Fine art Ltd., London, 26th April 1993

    For a closely related Ming dynasty carved ivory figure of Kuixing, see Fang Jing Pei, Treasures of the Chinese Scholar, New York, 1997, p.97, fig 87.

    鐵拐李像用象牙雕成,一手提葫蘆,一手持杖支撐,表情苦練,半袍裹身,露出瘦削身軀,整體刀法犀利深峻,衣紋明顯,造形生動傳神,是象牙雕中的佳品。

    相近之魁星雕像,可參考Fang Jing Pei,《Treasures of the Chinese Scholar》,紐約,1997,頁97,圖版87。
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