Lot 50: A CHINESE CARVED WOOD AND IVORY FIGURAL GROUP
December 16, 2012
San Gabriel, CA, USALive Auction
Description: This figural group depicts a seated "Zhong Kui", wearing red robe, black waist band, official's hat, and official's boots, holding a "Hu Ban" in one hand, while the other hand is about to pick up a variety of fruit on a stone table. His attendant standing next to him, holding a wine jar on top of a food tray. The bodies of Zhong Kui and his attendant were carved out of wood, with hands, head, "Hu Ban", and fruits are made out of ivory.
Condition Report: Age related wear and loss of paint.
Dimensions: L: 25 in (64 cm)
Date: Ming Dynasty period