• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 142

    A LACQUERED AND GOLD PAINTED BRONZE FIGURE OF KUI XING, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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    A LACQUERED AND GOLD PAINTED BRONZE FIGURE OF KUI XING, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    the god of examinations represented in his typical pose, standing on one foot on a turtle's head and holding in his right hand an ink cake -- the first 7½in. (19.2cm.) high.


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    For a similar example of a Kui Xing figure, see: Rose Kerr, Later Chinese Bronzes, London, 1990, p. 84, no. 67.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (Bs 19); acquired from H.M. Moss, London, July 1974.