Lot 985. A small lacquered wood figure of a seated boy, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
Seated on his feet tucked below his body, his hands clasped before his chest in adoration, dressed in a smock tied at the small of the back and adorned with bracelets and armlets, the jovial expression of the face surmounted by a small forelock of hair.
Provenance: Lucy Truman Aldrich, Providence, Rhode Island.
Estate of Lucy Truman Aldrich, 1955.
Winthrop Rockefeller, Petit Jean Mountain, Arkansas, 1955-1973.
Estate of Winthrop Rockefeller, 1973-1974.
Acquired in August 1974.
Literature: R. Ellsworth et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Arts of Asia and Neighboring Cultures, New York, 1993, vol III, pp. 224-225, no. 173.
Christie's. The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Travel and Americana, New York, 10 May 2018 - SALE 16723