Thu, 29th Sep 2022 13:00

DAY 1 - TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
  Lot 27
 

27

A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A LUOHAN WITH A BUDDHIST LION, 18TH CENTURY
十八世紀笑獅羅漢皂石擺件

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Estimate
€4,000
 

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China. Seated with his right knee raised, wearing long flowing robes with finely incised hems, holding a flywhisk (fuchen) in his right hand, beside him a majestic lion, his left hand holding one strand of the lion’s mane. The facial features, beard, and hair finely incised and picked out in black pigment, the hems painted in gilt and deep green. The base fitted and carved as a craggy rock with pierced holes. The figure of an attractive honey-brown tone, the stand of elegant burgundy red color with white and gray veining.

Provenance: From the collection of Gerard Hawthorn, London, United Kingdom. In 1963, Gerard Hawthorn joined Sydney L. Moss Ltd. He later became an independent art dealer, assisting the world’s leading collectors and museums in acquiring rare Chinese antiques. Additionally, he formed his own collection of Chinese art, especially bamboo and Yixing wares. Gerard Hawthorn is also the author of the catalog series ‘Oriental Works of Art’, which features fine works of art from China, Japan, and Korea.
Condition: Very good condition with some old wear, mostly to gilt and pigment, few light surface scratches and minor nicks here and there. The left hand of the luohan and the head of the lion with minuscule old fills. Fine naturally grown patina with an unctuous feel overall.

Weight: 418.2 g
Dimensions: Height 9.1 cm

Literature comparison:
Compare the related soapstone figure of a luohan seated beside a similarly carved lion in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Zhongguo meishu quanji, diaosu bian - 6 - Yuan Ming Qing diaosu, Beijing, 1988, page 145, pl. 157. Compare also a related soapstone figure of luohan with mythical beast, dated to the 17th century, illustrated by Gerard Tsang and Hugh Moss, Arts from the Scholar's Studio, Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1986, p. 161, cat. no. 135.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s London, 8 June 2021, lot 290
Price: GBP 16,250 or approx. EUR 16,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A Chinese soapstone figure of a luohan, 18th century
Expert remark: Compare the pose of the luohan, the detail work of the hem, and the rocky base. Note the larger size (16 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s London, 10 May 2011, lot 45
Price: GBP 10,000 or approx. EUR 15,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A small carved soapstone figure of a luohan, 18th century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related posture of the luohan, the detail work of the hem, as well as the honey color of the stone. Note the smaller size (4 cm) and lack of a base.


十八世紀笑獅羅漢皂石擺件
中國。羅漢身體魁梧健壯,儀容莊嚴凜然,手持拂塵,身著僧袍。身側臥著一隻獅子。獅子的鬃毛用黑色顏料刻畫,下半身描金以及深綠色顔料。底座為鏤空雕刻的岩石,蜜褐色包漿,優雅的紅色與白色和灰色紋理。

來源:英國倫敦Gerard Hawthorn收藏;1963年他加入悉尼L. Moss Ltd藝廊,成為一名獨立的藝術品經銷商,協助世界重要收藏家和博物館購買稀有的中國古董。此外,他還見了了自己的中國藝術品收藏,尤其是竹子和宜興瓷器。Hawthorn 也是“Oriental Works of Art”系列畫冊的作者,該畫冊收錄了來自中國、日本和韓國的精美藝術作品。
品相:狀況極好,有一些磨損,主要是描金和顏料部分,表面有輕微的劃痕。羅漢的左手和獅子的頭上有微小的填充物。細膩的包漿,整體感覺光滑瑩潤。

重量:418.2 克
尺寸:高9.1 厘米

文獻比較:
比較一件非常相近的笑獅羅漢皂石擺件,收藏於北京故宮博物院,見《中國美術全集‧雕塑篇‧6元明清雕塑》,北京,1988年,頁145,圖157。比較一件相近的十七世紀羅漢神獸皂石擺件,見Gerard Tsang and Hugh Moss,《Arts from the Scholar's Studio》,香港大學美術館,香港,1986年,頁161,圖錄編號135。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:倫敦佳士得,2021年6月8日,lot 290
價格:GBP 16,250(相當於今日EUR 16,500
描述:十八世紀皂石羅漢擺件
專家評論:比較羅漢的姿勢,衣袍下擺的細節雕刻,以及岩石底座。注意尺寸較大(16 厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:倫敦佳士得,2011年5月10日,lot 45
價格:GBP 10,000(相當於今日EUR 15,000
描述:十八世紀皂石羅漢小擺件
專家評論:比較非常相近的羅漢的姿勢,衣袍下擺的細節雕刻,以及密褐色調。請注意尺寸較小(4 厘米) ,以及無底座。

 
 

China. Seated with his right knee raised, wearing long flowing robes with finely incised hems, holding a flywhisk (fuchen) in his right hand, beside him a majestic lion, his left hand holding one strand of the lion’s mane. The facial features, beard, and hair finely incised and picked out in black pigment, the hems painted in gilt and deep green. The base fitted and carved as a craggy rock with pierced holes. The figure of an attractive honey-brown tone, the stand of elegant burgundy red color with white and gray veining.

Provenance: From the collection of Gerard Hawthorn, London, United Kingdom. In 1963, Gerard Hawthorn joined Sydney L. Moss Ltd. He later became an independent art dealer, assisting the world’s leading collectors and museums in acquiring rare Chinese antiques. Additionally, he formed his own collection of Chinese art, especially bamboo and Yixing wares. Gerard Hawthorn is also the author of the catalog series ‘Oriental Works of Art’, which features fine works of art from China, Japan, and Korea.
Condition: Very good condition with some old wear, mostly to gilt and pigment, few light surface scratches and minor nicks here and there. The left hand of the luohan and the head of the lion with minuscule old fills. Fine naturally grown patina with an unctuous feel overall.

Weight: 418.2 g
Dimensions: Height 9.1 cm

Literature comparison:
Compare the related soapstone figure of a luohan seated beside a similarly carved lion in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Zhongguo meishu quanji, diaosu bian - 6 - Yuan Ming Qing diaosu, Beijing, 1988, page 145, pl. 157. Compare also a related soapstone figure of luohan with mythical beast, dated to the 17th century, illustrated by Gerard Tsang and Hugh Moss, Arts from the Scholar's Studio, Fung Ping Shan Museum, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1986, p. 161, cat. no. 135.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s London, 8 June 2021, lot 290
Price: GBP 16,250 or approx. EUR 16,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A Chinese soapstone figure of a luohan, 18th century
Expert remark: Compare the pose of the luohan, the detail work of the hem, and the rocky base. Note the larger size (16 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s London, 10 May 2011, lot 45
Price: GBP 10,000 or approx. EUR 15,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A small carved soapstone figure of a luohan, 18th century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related posture of the luohan, the detail work of the hem, as well as the honey color of the stone. Note the smaller size (4 cm) and lack of a base.


十八世紀笑獅羅漢皂石擺件
中國。羅漢身體魁梧健壯,儀容莊嚴凜然,手持拂塵,身著僧袍。身側臥著一隻獅子。獅子的鬃毛用黑色顏料刻畫,下半身描金以及深綠色顔料。底座為鏤空雕刻的岩石,蜜褐色包漿,優雅的紅色與白色和灰色紋理。

來源:英國倫敦Gerard Hawthorn收藏;1963年他加入悉尼L. Moss Ltd藝廊,成為一名獨立的藝術品經銷商,協助世界重要收藏家和博物館購買稀有的中國古董。此外,他還見了了自己的中國藝術品收藏,尤其是竹子和宜興瓷器。Hawthorn 也是“Oriental Works of Art”系列畫冊的作者,該畫冊收錄了來自中國、日本和韓國的精美藝術作品。
品相:狀況極好,有一些磨損,主要是描金和顏料部分,表面有輕微的劃痕。羅漢的左手和獅子的頭上有微小的填充物。細膩的包漿,整體感覺光滑瑩潤。

重量:418.2 克
尺寸:高9.1 厘米

文獻比較:
比較一件非常相近的笑獅羅漢皂石擺件,收藏於北京故宮博物院,見《中國美術全集‧雕塑篇‧6元明清雕塑》,北京,1988年,頁145,圖157。比較一件相近的十七世紀羅漢神獸皂石擺件,見Gerard Tsang and Hugh Moss,《Arts from the Scholar's Studio》,香港大學美術館,香港,1986年,頁161,圖錄編號135。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:倫敦佳士得,2021年6月8日,lot 290
價格:GBP 16,250(相當於今日EUR 16,500
描述:十八世紀皂石羅漢擺件
專家評論:比較羅漢的姿勢,衣袍下擺的細節雕刻,以及岩石底座。注意尺寸較大(16 厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:倫敦佳士得,2011年5月10日,lot 45
價格:GBP 10,000(相當於今日EUR 15,000
描述:十八世紀皂石羅漢小擺件
專家評論:比較非常相近的羅漢的姿勢,衣袍下擺的細節雕刻,以及密褐色調。請注意尺寸較小(4 厘米) ,以及無底座。

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