• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 181

    A RARE GREY POTTERY FIGURE OF A DEMON

    WEI DYNASTY, CIRCA 4TH-6TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE GREY POTTERY FIGURE OF A DEMON
    WEI DYNASTY, CIRCA 4TH-6TH CENTURY
    The reclining figure modelled with one leg raised in the air, the feet with two toes, the face with bulging eyes and bushy eyebrows, traces of red pigment to the hair
    12½ in. (31.8 cm.) long


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    The result of Oxford Research Laboratory for Archaeology, thermoluminescence analysis test, no. 127s32, is consistent with the dating of this lot.

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    Provenance

    Purchased from Eskenazi Ltd., London, in March 1972.
    The Plesch Collections (Cs33).