Lot 130. A pair of painted baked mud figures of mythical beasts, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 51⁄8 in. (13 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 1,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021.
Each crouching figure is modeled with a snarling expression, long snout and ridged backbone, with the details picked out in muted colors of yellow, red, brown, green and grey.
Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein
Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection, 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020