6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,375
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 500
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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Plesch collection (Bs 19); acquired from H.M. Moss, London, July 1974.
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