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Auction archive: Lot number 252

A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Yuanshi Taizun, by Chen Yanqing, Ming dynasty, early 15th century | 明十五世紀初 銅鎏金元始天尊坐像 《錢塘陳彥清造》款

Estimate
US$15,000 - US$20,000
Price realised:
US$252,000
Auction archive: Lot number 252

A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Yuanshi Taizun, by Chen Yanqing, Ming dynasty, early 15th century | 明十五世紀初 銅鎏金元始天尊坐像 《錢塘陳彥清造》款

Estimate
US$15,000 - US$20,000
Price realised:
US$252,000
Beschreibung:

A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Yuanshi Taizun, by Chen YanqingMing dynasty, early 15th century明十五世紀初 陳彥清造銅鎏金元始天尊坐像《錢塘陳彥清造》款 the reverse with a six-character inscription reading Qiantang Chen Yanqing zao, Perspex stand (2) Height 8⅜ in., 21.2 cmCondition reportThe proper left hand with losses to three of the fingers. Scattered minute dents and losses overall, including a dent each to the cheek, forehead, and backside of the left sleeve, as well as small losses to the tips of the crown. Overall with age-consistent surface wear to the gilding and minor casting imperfections. For more information on and additional videos for this lot, please contact asiaweek@sothebys.com.

Auction archive: Lot number 252
Auction:
Datum:
23 Mar 2022
Auction house:
Sotheby's
New York
Beschreibung:

A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Yuanshi Taizun, by Chen YanqingMing dynasty, early 15th century明十五世紀初 陳彥清造銅鎏金元始天尊坐像《錢塘陳彥清造》款 the reverse with a six-character inscription reading Qiantang Chen Yanqing zao, Perspex stand (2) Height 8⅜ in., 21.2 cmCondition reportThe proper left hand with losses to three of the fingers. Scattered minute dents and losses overall, including a dent each to the cheek, forehead, and backside of the left sleeve, as well as small losses to the tips of the crown. Overall with age-consistent surface wear to the gilding and minor casting imperfections. For more information on and additional videos for this lot, please contact asiaweek@sothebys.com.

Auction archive: Lot number 252
Auction:
Datum:
23 Mar 2022
Auction house:
Sotheby's
New York
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