An elegant gilt bronze figure of Guanyin,

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Lot 308
An elegant gilt bronze figure of Guanyin,

Sold for £ 5,040 (US$ 6,291) inc. premium

Asian

24 May 2005, 10:30 BST

London, Knightsbridge

An elegant gilt bronze figure of Guanyin,
wearing a typical cowl and loose-flowing robes; seated in lalitasana with both hands expressed in mudra; 8.75 inches [22 cms.] high, early Qing Dynasty, with wood stand [2]

Footnotes

  • Provenance: A torn label stuck on the base of the wood stand here, reads: 'This figure of Buddha was brought by J.T. Newbery from a temple in Soochow-foo, China, two days after.....capitulation to Col. South; when contray to the...conditions of surrender, many of the Taeping..were murdered by order of Futar [?]. October/1863.'
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