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9 juin 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of a seated Daoist immortal, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

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Lot 3194. A small gilt-bronze figure of a seated Daoist immortal, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) highEstimate $7,000 - $ 10,000Price realised $10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015.

The immortal is shown seated holding a peach that rests on his cloth-draped hands. He wears court robes with decorative borders, a shawl, ruyi-toed shoes and a ribbed court hat secured with a hair pin and tied with cords that fall over a lock pendant at his chest. An apocryphal inscription with a date equivalent to 1184 is inscribed on the interior..

Provenance: In the family of the current owner since the early 20th century.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

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