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Current bid: $700 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

917974 27-Apr-2023 02:56:36 PM $700

820633 27-Apr-2023 07:50:27 AM $600

872996 25-Apr-2023 07:50:21 AM $500

The bidding history list updated on: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 05:28:02

LOT 231


Three Asian Carved Ivory Figures, Early 20th Century
8 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in, 20.3 x 7 x 3.8 cm

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500 CAD

Sold for: $875

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Alex Gurevich, Montreal, acquired mostly in Hong Kong during the 1960s
By descent to the present Private Collection, Ontario

Including a tall Chinese figure of Shoulao, the Daoist deity of longevity; a Chinese seated figure of Maitreya, the Buddha of the future; and a tinted Japanese snuff bottle of Fukurojin, the god of immortality.

Initially based in Harbin in northeastern China during the first half of the 20th Century, the Gurevich family moved to Canada during the 1950's and opened the Gurie Gallery, a staple of Montreal’s trendy Sherbrooke street. The Gurie Gallery was one of the first to focus on Chinese ceramics, decorative arts and paintings, and was extremely popular to collectors in Montreal, Toronto and New York. The son, Alex Gurevich (1929-1990), took over the store during the 1960's and continued to source objects through frequent visits to Hong Kong.

Please note: the dimensions listed are for the largest carving.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WORK IS FOR DOMESTIC PURCHASE ONLY IN CANADA; Heffel will not ship this work internationally. Please be advised that this lot contains organic material that is protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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