A carved bamboo Dong Fangshuo Early Qing dynasty
Lot 19
A carved bamboo figure of Dong Fangshuo Early Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 112,500 (US$ 14,515) inc. premium
Lot Details
A carved bamboo figure of Dong Fangshuo
Early Qing dynasty
The finely carved Immortal naturalistically depicted standing, adorned in loose overflowing robes tied at the waist, his left hand holding the sash tied in a ribbon, his right hand holding a large peach branch bearing two ripe peaches resting on his right shoulder, his face framed by a dense beard with a jovial expression and his hair tied in a topknot covered by a hat.
15.8cm high.

Footnotes

  • Dongfang Shuo (c.160-93 B.C.) was a legendary Han Dynasty scholar official, considered as a Daoist immortal in Chinese mythology. He gained the power of immortality by stealing and consuming the peaches of Xiwangmu, Queen Mother of the West.

    清早期 竹雕東方朔立像

    取較小一段竹根圓雕而成東方朔立像,造型輕盈,綽裕自如,長鬚及胸,束髻高挽,笑臉盈盈,姿容刻畫生動,長袍濶袖,腳著草履,右手執桃,左手提腰帶,神態自若。

    竹雕東方朔之立像較為少見,此器雖小,雕工嫻熟,為佳品。
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