A PALE CELADON JADE FIGURE OF A SEATED LUOHAN, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
A PALE CELADON JADE FIGURE OF A SEATED LUOHAN
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
depicted with a grimacing facial expression and long pierced earlobes, seated with his left knee raised and leaning onto the right hand, the body draped in loose robes, his left arm bent and the hand holding a ribboned pouch, the stone a translucent pale celadon with faint icy-white veins
Height 2¼ in., 5.6 cm
Overall in good condition with a small shallow flake to the hem of the robe at the back and a few minute nicks. With natural fissures at the raised leg and back.
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Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).
Compare a similar jade luohan figure holding an alms bowl attributed to Qing dynasty, 18th/19th century, from the Tuyet Nguyet Collection, included in the exhibition Virtuous Treasures: Chinese Jades for the Scholar's Table, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2008, cat. no. 118, subsequently sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 31st May 2018, lot 579; another seated figure clutching a strand of prayer beads and a lingzhi staff, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 27th April 1999, lot 393, and again in the same rooms, 9th October 2017, lot 1601; and a slightly earlier example, depicted holding a brocade ball and together with a small lion, attributed to 17th century, from the collection of Gerald Godfrey, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30th October 1995, lot 876.
參考一相類持砵羅漢例，斷代清十八或十九世紀，雪月藏品，曾展於《閣有天珍-中國文房玉雕》，香港大學美術博物館，香港，2008年，編號118，後售於香港蘇富比2018年5月31日，編號579；再比一例，羅漢持念珠及靈芝，售於香港蘇富比1999年4月27日，編號393，後再易手香港蘇富比2017年10月9日，編號1601；另比一例，雕羅漢戲獅，斷代十七世紀，Gerald Godfrey 舊藏，售於香港佳士得1995年10月30日，編號876。