A Grey Jade Model Of Zhen Wu, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Photo Christies Image Ltd 2012
The seated Daoist Immortal is carved with a beard and long hair which falls loosely down his back, his hands rest on his knees and he wears loose robes open at the chest, the stone is of a pale and dark grey tone with cloudy white and russet inclusions. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high, wood stand - Estimate £10,000 - £15,000
Provenance: From a private UK collection.
With Louis Joseph, purchased 14 September 1950.
Christie's. Chinese. 9 November 2012. London, South Kensington