A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Zhenwu, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 496. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Zhenwu, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 25,000 HKDPhoto: Sotheby's

modelled as Zhenwu seated in a powerful stance on jagged rockwork with a tortoise and snake emerging from the crevices, dressed in martial attire with scarf over the shoulders, depicted with characteristic long combed-back hair, bare feet and mudra, with five apertures over the face; 24.1 cm., 9 1/2  in. 

Provenance: The Bindley Collection, by repute. 

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 03 Dec 2015