Lot 18. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Kui Xing, 17th century, 21 ¼ in. (54 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000 (USD 25,900 - USD 38,850). Price realised GBP 52,500 (USD 67,935). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The god of examinations is cast with a lively expression on his face with his hair and celestial scarves billowing in the wind. In one hand he holds a brush, and in the other an ingot. He stands in his typical pose, with one foot atop a fierce winged dragon rising from tumultuous waves upon a rectangular stand supported on four ruyi-shaped feet.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works of Art, 9 May 2017, London, King Street