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Lot 248. A gilt-bronze figure of a boy, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 3 ½ in., 8.9 cmEstimate: 4,000 -6,000 USD. Lot sold: 16,380 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the youth cast seated, with the legs bent in front, the right arm raised to hold an ingot, the left resting on a recumbent ram to the side, wearing a patterned brocade tied at the waist and simple jewelry, the joyful face surmounted by two topknots, wood stand (2). 

Provenance: P.C. Lu & Sons, Hong Kong, 1st July 1983.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021