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Auction: Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art
was auctioned on: 19 March 2008
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A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN KING

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Estimate: US$15,000 - US$18,000
Price realised:  US$18,750
Lot number 409, Views: 81

A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN KING
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN KING MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) Representing Vaisravana (Ch. Duowen), Guardian King of the North, the powerful standing figure holding a stupa in his raised left hand while holding the right hand at his side, wearing elaborate armor and a celestial scarf billowing above his shoulders and trailing down the sides, his face with wrathful expression and his hair pulled up into a double-loop topknot behind the five-part crown, decorated in two tones of gold lacquer, the rockwork base lacquered red 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art
Date of the auction: 19 Mar 2008
Address: Christie's
19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center