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Gilded bronze figure of Tara, Nepal

Gilded bronze figure of Tara, Nepal

Seated in lalitasana on a double lotus throne, hands in vitarka and varada mudra, her right foot resting on a lotus, wearing elaborate jewelry set with turquoise and other semiprecious stones, on a modern aditional base. Figure in good condition, wear to gilding, some old dents. Size is 6 3/8″ height x 5″ width.  …

Gilded bronze figure of Tara, Tibet

Gilded bronze figure of Tara, Tibet

Figure in good condition, wear to gilding, especially in the back, crown finials bent. Size is 5 4/4″ height x 3 1/2″ width.        

Dehua Porcelain Qing Period Kuan Yin

Dehua Porcelain Qing Period Kuan Yin

Lovely white chinois multi-armed Kuan Yin. Kuan Yin is the Bodhisattva of Compassion, “he who hears the cries of the world” and is known as Guan Yin or Kuan Shi Yin in Mandarin, Kun Yum in Cantonese, Kannon in Japanese and Avoliketeshvara in Sanskrit. Multi-armed Kuan Yin is symbolic of the Bodhisattva’s compassion – with…

Chinese mounted Warriors

Chinese mounted Warriors

A pair of impressively carved deities in polychrome and gilt. Qing Dynasty, mounted on small wooden stands. Both are rendered in great details and entirely gilded, portraying fierce, authoritative figures on prancing mounts. Richly rendered, they possibly depict semi-deified heroic generals of the Three Kingdoms legends. Heights from 5″ – 6″. The gilt figures appear…

A set of brass Buddhist statues, the Four Guardians.

A set of brass Buddhist statues, the Four Guardians.

A set of brass Buddhist statues, the Four Guardians. The Guardian Kings of the Four Directions are usually found either as statues or as paintings on the walls outside the main halls of most temples in Tibet and China. These figures are Vaishravana, the King of the North; Virupaksha, the King of the West; Dhrtarashtra,…

Chinese mounted deitites

Chinese mounted deitites

A pair of fanciful celestial riders in polychrome and gilt. Qing Dynasty, mounted on small wooden stands, whose charging steeds are portrayed with deeply foreshortened legs to emphasize their supernatural speed. Accented with scroll work, unfinished on the reverse, and attached to their stands with wooden pegs, they were originally architectural elements. Heights from 5″….

A ‘Famille-Rose’ fingure of a female deity

A ‘Famille-Rose’ fingure of a female deity

20th century. Doaist deity, in colourful gown and standing on clouds. Size is 9 1/2″ height x 4″ width.        

A ‘Famille-Rose’ fingure of a male deity

A ‘Famille-Rose’ fingure of a male deity

A ‘Famille-Rose’ figure of a male deity. 20th century. Doaist deity, in colourful gown and standing on clouds. Size is 9 1/2″ height x 4″ width.        

Beautiful hardwood seated figure of Guanyin

Beautiful hardwood seated figure of Guanyin

A 20th century Chinese hardwood seated figure of Guanyin. Size is 10″ height x 6″ width.        

A Chinese dehua porcelain figurine of guanyin

A Chinese dehua porcelain figurine of guanyin

A Chinese dehua porcelain figurine of guanyin, seated in ‘Royal Ease,’ holding a ruyi sceptre, dressed in a heavy robe. 19th century. Size is 9″ height x 5″ width.        

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