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LOT 1583

Sold for (Inc. bp): £22,347

11 3/4" (848 grams, 29 cm).

A large and extremely finely carved double-armed coral branch; designed to be viewed in the round; the left-hand arm depicting, to the front, detailed foliage with flowers; a plume of feathers to the top; a naturalistically carved carp suspended, with integral loop, attached to a chain, the links carved from the same single piece of coral without joins; two youthful figures, one with elaborate jewellery, holding a ruyi sceptre; below, the other with hair in two buns, hands joined in a gesture of respect, seated on a large flower; at the base, a finely carved lotus. To the reverse of the left-hand branch, detailed foliage with flowers; a naturalistically carved carp; a small songbird perched on a branch. To the front of the right-hand branch, an adult figure, probably a Buddhist saint or deity, wearing a diadem and large earrings, a sphere in the right hand, the left hand stretched upwards, an urna to the forehead; draped in finely carved robes; above, an elaborate lotus with a small dog seated, and a youthful figure with elaborate hairstyle, in diving pose with the feet above, decorated boots to the feet, a small lotus in the right hand. To the reverse of the right-hand branch, a bearded dragon at the base; elaborately carved foliage above, with an ornate sceptre with ribbon decoration; a lotus flower; the carving mounted on wooden stand.