• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

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

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 256

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AN OFFICIAL

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AN OFFICIAL
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Shown standing on an integral base with hands clasped in front at the chest, holding a rosary on his forearm over layered robes with finely incised borders and two long pendent tassels in front, his face finely cast with serene expression beneath his official's hat secured by a tasseled cord in back that trails down over his shoulders
    13¼ in. (33.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1920s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION