Lot 31: Chinese Zen Damo Master glazed terracotta, Qing ynasty

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Description: Chinese Flamboyant Glazed Terracotta Zen Damo master, Qing Dynasty
Absolutely breathtaking terracotta, applying of the old glazing technique on the sculpture
Height: 13.8 cm = 5.5 in.
Width of the base: 14.5 cm = 5.75 in.
Weight: 450 g = 1 lb. 1 oz.
Condition: normal aging of the pottery and glaze, no defects;
 
Low Estimate: 2000;
High Estimate: 10000;
Original: Yes;

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