Lot 1308. A bronze figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.
The 'Perfected Warrior' shown seated on a throne, his hands hidden within the full sleeves of his robes that are cast in high relief with four-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds on the front, sleeves and knees, with a snake and tortoise at the front of the throne and a small cloud-form incense holder at one corner.
Provenance: Manley P. Hall, 1958.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. 26 March 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza