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LEE MAN FONG
1913-1988

Four Goldfish

Estimate $40,000 – $60,000

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LEE MAN FONG

1913-1988
Four Goldfish

oil on composition board
signed and stamped with a seal of the artist lower right
122 x 60 cm; 103 x 49 cm (image)

  • Lot Sold $44,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $53,680 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Private Collection, Singapore
Private Collection, Singapore acquired from the above in circa 1980
Private Collection, Queensland, by descent from the above

Show Catalogue Notes

Catalogue Notes

Compare with paintings of this subject sold Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 6 October 2013, lots 459 & 460; and 5 April 2015, lot 437

Condition Report

Very slight surface dirt. Uneven varnish throughout. Numerous minor surface cracks in the paint consistent with age. Minor scattered surface adhesions. A short narrow horizontal streak of retouching approx 4 cm on upper left corner between the branch and the left edge of painting. Some possible retouching over some of the darker areas on the rocks lower left and right. Generally good condition.

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Specialists

Alison Alford

Alison Alford

Consultant

Arts & Design
Sydney
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Alison Alford

Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
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E: Brett Ballard
       

Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Fiona Hayward

Anthony Hurl

Anthony Hurl

Consultant

Arts & Design
Adelaide
T: +61 (0)8 7225 7836
E: Anthony Hurl
       

Ann Roberts

Ann Roberts

Consultant, Asian Art

Arts & Design
Melbourne
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E: Ann Roberts

Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
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T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Geoffrey Smith

Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design

AU0803  |  6 Apr 2016  |  Melbourne
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