9 November 2000,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 822
GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
A late Ming bronze head of Buddha
with tightly curled hair, pendulous earlobes and serene facial expression with downcast eyes, set into a later wooden base carved as his upper torso -- 13¼in. (33.5cm.), (running crack to wooden torso, old wear).
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Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
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