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Chinese figure makes £31,000 in Canterbury

22 April 2013Written by ATG Reporter

This Chinese gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya dating to the Qing dynasty was among the Asian highlights on offer at The Canterbury Auction Galleries’ latest sale.

Offered in their two-day sale in Kent on April 16-17, it measured 9in (23cm) high and hands held in a dharmacakra mudra.

Bought from Spink & Son Singapore in 1977, it sold for more than ten times its estimate for £31,000.

The buyer's premium was 20%.

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