HK1000_9VNQR_2

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Lot 5036. A gilt-bronze fragmentary arm of Vajradhara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 31.5 cm, 12 3/8  inEstimate 30,000 - 50,000 HKDSold for 200,000 HKD (23,664 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.

cast as a hollow bent right forearm and hand, the middle and ring fingers depicted gently bent inwards as though holding a vajra, the wrist rendered adorned with beaded jewellery, the gilt-bronze surface with extensive malachite encrustation concentrating around the hand, stand.

Note:Compare a marbled bowl from the Lindberg Collection sold in our London rooms, 12th December 1978, lot 154; and a bowl, also with a plain white rim, from the Fuller Collection, sold at Christie's London, 28th/29th June 1965, lot 264. See also a bowl in the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, included in The Museum of East Asian Art Inaugural Exhibition, Bath, 1993, cat. no. 72; and one included in the Kau Chi Society of Chinese Art exhibition Ancient Chinese Ceramics, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1981, cat. no. 29. 

Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020