25 septembre 2021

Two massive parcel-gilt bronze figures of deities, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 908. Two massive parcel-gilt bronze figures of deities, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century.The larger 66 ¾ in. (169.5 cm.) high. Estimate: $300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 1,158,000. © Christie's 2021 Both figures are powerfully cast with expressive faces set in a grimace, and are shown standing with feet apart and firmly planted on a separate rockwork base. One figure is shown wearing a tall scholar’s cap and a loose robe with long sleeves that fall in heavy folds below... [Lire la suite]