Lot 2715. Two miniature gilt-bronze figures of bodhisattvas, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 2 ¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.
Both figures are modelled seated with one knee bent upwards above a double-lotus pedestal, one bodhisattva holding a precious vase in his left hand, the other holding a willow twig in his right hand, Japanese wood box.
Provenance: Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo, acquired prior to 1989.
Literature: Ancient Chinese Arts in The Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1989, no. 347.
Christie's. Glories of Buddhist Art, Hong Kong, 29 May 2019