Lot 186. An enamel and gilt-decorated porcelain figure of Weituo, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 14 1/4 in., 36.2 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's.
the guardian of the Buddhist faith portrayed standing with a removable left hand, the right hand holding a removable dragon-entwined sword, a five-leafed diadem fronting a double top-knot, clad in armor with a scarf tied round the neck and fluttering ribbon draped across the shoulder, the face, hands and armor details highlighted in gilt, the remainder painted in robin's egg, brown and blue enamels, wood stand (2).