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A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF WENCHANG

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Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000
Price realised:  US$23,750
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A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF WENCHANG
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF WENCHANG MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) Shown seated on a rocky precipice beside a jagged outcrop supporting a book and rolled scroll, the figure dressed in long robes incised with a dragon chasing a pearl above rockwork and crashing waves and secured by two belts above and below the waist, his face with intent gaze and long beard, his tall scholar's hat with long tabs that trail onto his shoulders, remnants of gilt lacquer 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections
Date of the auction: 24 Mar 2011
Address: Christie's
24 March 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center