Ming Dynasty Bronze
From the Ming Dynasty (15th–16th century)
Appraisal by Kenneth Jay Linsner
Mr. Linsner discovered this large gilt bronze seated figure of Zhenwu in the India House Club’s seldom examined collection of Sino-Tibetan bronzes. The bronze was sent to auction, fetching $2,210,500 against a pre-sale estimate of $250,000 to $350,000 and providing the Club with much needed cash.