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Lot 33: Bronze Figure of a Seated Daoist Deity, Ming Dynasty
22 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Bronze with dark patina, traces of a former gold lacquering
China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Bronze figure of a seated Daoist deity with cap
The right hand hidden below the long sleeve of the flowing robe, the left hand holding a double gourd, benevolent facial expression with an indicated smile and downcast eyes
With a wooden pedestal (later)
Height: c. 29 cm
Good condition, consistent with age
Provenance: private Netherlandish collection
The figure is in good condition with usual signs of usage, consistent with age. Partly small scratch marks, lacquer wear, small holes and little loss of material at the edges. The height measures c. 29 cm.
Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.