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Large Chinese Sculpted Coral Depicting a Dignitary and Attendants

$215,527.56

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Large Chinese sculpted coral depicting a dignitary and attendants Chinese, early 20th Century Measures: Height 38cm, width 40cm, depth 20cm Taking beautiful natural red coral as a medium, this magnificent piece of Chinese sculpture is a spectacular work of art, demonstrating unparalleled skill and craftsmanship. The large piece of coral is carved to depict a Chinese scholar being pulled on a wheeled litter as he is surrounded by his three attendants. The group travel through a stylized landscape, complete with Chinese style buildings. The coral throughout is finely carved with Chinese motifs and a variety of natural forms, including seashells and foliage. The manner of carving is demonstrative of the very best of early 20th century Chinese art, and this piece is a superb example of its type, carved coral being a traditional art form in China. The sculpture is supported by a wooden base.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.97 in. (38 cm)Width: 15.75 in. (40 cm)Depth: 7.88 in. (20 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 20th Century
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 164701stDibs: LU956319606352

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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