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
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%.