Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Gilt-bronze Bodhisattva, $350,000, I. M. Chait
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A 15th century early Ming Dynasty Xuande mark and period gilt-bronze Bodhisattva figure, 9 ¾ inches tall and elaborately decorated with cast “jewelry,” headdress and other adornments, sold for $350,000 at a Post-Asia Week Auction held March 23 by I. M. Chait in Beverly Hills, Calif. Also, a 16-piece carved ruby matrix tea set hammered for $219,600; an ink-on-paper calligraphy scroll by Wu Changshuo (1844-1927) fetched $73,200; and a Chinese calligraphic couplet by Zhang Daqian (1978) hit $67,100. Prices include a 22 percent buyer’s premium.