A rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha Inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dynasty (2)
Lot 108Y
A rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha
Inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dynasty
Sold for £851,000 (US$ 1,152,227) inc. premium

Fine Chinese Art

11 May 2017, 11:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
A rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha Inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dynasty (2)
A rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha
Inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dynasty
The finely-cast deity seated cross-legged in dhyanasana, with a dhoti falling over the legs, the hands resting in dhyana mudra, wearing loose robes well decorated along the hem with scrolling lotus flowers, draped around the shoulders and open to reveal the bare chest and an inner garment tied at the waist, the eyes slightly downcast with a serene expression flanked by elongated earlobes beneath tight snail shell curls around the protuberant ushnisha, wood stand. 35.5cm (14in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • 清 銅嵌銀佛陀坐像
    葫蘆「何朝宗」篆書款

    Provenance: a distinguished French private collection, and thence by descent; according to the owner acquired in China in the 1950s

    來源: 顯貴私人收藏,據傳於1950年代購自中國; 並由後人保存迄今

    Compare with a related silver-inlaid bronze seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Shisou mark, 16th/17th century, illustrated in Sydney L. Moss Ltd., Emperor, Scholar, Artisan, Monk: The Creative Personality in Chinese Works of Art, London, 1984, pp.278-279.
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