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Lot 1039: Chinese bronze seated Guanyin and elephant group
03 November 2016
Boonton, NJ, USALive Auction
Description: Possibly Ming, nice patina, cast in two parts, unmarked, 13.5"h x 16.5"w x 8"d
Condition Report: Good, shows age, pitting, oxidation, probable repair, dings, losses, rubbing
Provenance: The Estate of Gilbert Ireland, NY - Gilbert Ireland served as the display director at Bergdorf Goodman for over 40 years, where his visual artistry led their iconic window designs. Ireland's exceptional aesthetic manifests in his collection of Asian decorative arts, garnered over several decades with partner Robert Galston. For more information, please visit http://www.nytimes.com/1984/11/19/nyregion/extras-at-the-opera-a-silent-but-dedicated-corps.html