Lot 856. A large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 19 ¾ in. (50 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.

The Daoist deity with fierce expression is shown seated wearing full armor under long robes incised with cloud scroll on the hems, and a celestial scarf billowing behind his head, with traces of gold and red lacquer remaining.

The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection.

Provenance: Nagatani, Chicago, 4 March 1968.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 September 2019