Lot 745. A rare small gilt-bronze standing figure, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 1 7⁄8 in. (4.7 cm.) high, Japanese wood box, padauk base. Estimate USD 3,000 – USD 4,000. Price realised USD 12,600. © Christie's 2022
The corpulent figure is shown standing on a hemispherical base, wearing a tall hat and arranging a cape with his hands before his chest.
Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 30 October 1985.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022