2 Carved Ivory Large Chinese Guan Yin Figures On K
Title: 2 Elaborately Carved Ivory Chinese Guan Yin Figures, seated on Lotus flower with elaborate shrine, atop of Kylin Beast, each on wood base.
Dimensions: 15.5 x 9 x 3.5 inches each
Description: Guan Yin is the East Asian Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.
Signature: signed on underside of each beast with Chinese characters.
Provenance: The Estate of Dr. Bernard and Ruth Grossman
in generally good condition apart from a small broken piece of shrine on one statue; the shrines, urn handles, tails and other separate pieces have become unglued and are easily separated from the statue. One seam near the tail on one has slightly split open. Some dirt, grime and old glue residue appear in small areas.