• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1308

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF ZHENWU

    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF ZHENWU
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
    The 'Perfected Warrior' shown seated on a throne, his hands hidden within the full sleeves of his robes that are cast in high relief with four-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds on the front, sleeves and knees, with a snake and tortoise at the front of the throne and a small cloud-form incense holder at one corner
    19¾ in. (50 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Manley P. Hall, 1958.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PHILIP WOOD, SAN FRANCISCO