Lot 127. A 'robin's egg'-glazed figure of Zhenwu, 18th-19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016
The figure is seated on a three-panel throne with a snake-coiled tortoise at his feet, all raised on a rectangular plinth. Details of the figure, the back of the throne and the plinth are covered with a mottled turquoise and blue glaze; the remaining is covered in a dark brown glaze with traces of gold. 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Aeas of touch up to both sides of the figure, the figure's proper left foot, snake and lower corner of the plinth; tip of the snake’s tail is restuck; a few glaze gaps to the back of the throne; nicks to edges . Estimation: USD 3,000 - 5,000
Christie's on line. The Art of China.