15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY FROM A CANADIAN COLLECTION
A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED DAOIST IMMORTAL
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The immortal is shown seated holding a peach that rests on his cloth-draped hands. He wears court robes with decorative borders, a shawl, ruyi-toed shoes and a ribbed court hat secured with a hair pin and tied with cords that fall over a lock pendant at his chest. An apocryphal inscription with a date equivalent to 1184 is inscribed on the interior.
5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high
In the family of the current owner since the early 20th century.
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