Lot 1541. A RARE DATED BRONZE PORTRAIT FIGURE

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Auction date:25.09.2020   14:00 UTC -04:00
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Lot 1541 | A RARE DATED BRONZE PORTRAIT FIGURE
A RARE DATED BRONZE PORTRAIT FIGURE

WANLI MARK AND POSSIBLY OF THE PERIOD

The finely cast figure is shown seated in a yokeback armchair, with his left hand resting on the arm of the chair and his feet resting on a footrest, wearing simple robes which fall in graceful folds, and a close-fitting cloth cap, his face cast with high cheekbones, a mustache and fine features set in a slight smile. The curved backsplat of the chair bears an incised dated ten-character inscription, Wanli dingwei (1607), wushen (1608), renwu (1582), and bingwu (1606), and there are traces of black and dark red lacquer.

9 in. (22.9 cm.) high

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