Lot 1304. A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of a guardian king, 17th century; 7½ in. (19.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010.

The figure standing on a detachable square base, his hands clasped together in front of his chest, his facial features well-defined and his hair arranged under his helmet, wearing elaborate armor and a celestial scarf billowing up behind the head and trailing down to the feet.

Provenance: Acquired in the late 19th century and thence by descent within the family

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza