A rare complete ivory set of the eighteen Luohans. Late Qing Dynasty. Photo Bonhams
Variously attractively and delicately carved in a similar position, standing upright with long flowing robes, each holding his attribute at his side, fitted wood stands, fitted boxes. All about 26cm (10in) high (36). Sold for £356,000
Compare a similar set, 19th century, sold in our San Francisco rooms on 13 December 2010, lot 5011. See also a related ivory Luohan set, sold at Sotheby's New York, 20 March 2007, lot 715.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 12 May 2011, New Bond Street www.bonhams.com