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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 541

    AN UNUSUAL LARGE BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN DEITY

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL LARGE BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN DEITY
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    Powerfully and crisply modeled, seated on a large rocky outcrop wearing elaborate chain-mail with large monster masks at his shoulders, chest and waist, the latter suspending a dragon/carp by a tied sash attached to a pendent ring, with a long, billowing sash draped under his arms and extending down the base, his left hand raised and his right extended holding a staff which protrudes from his back, his hair neatly parted and dressed in pointed tips above his face, with fierce expression and fangs bared
    24½ in. (62.2. cm.) high, wood stand


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Beijing between 1911-51 and thence by descent within the family to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection