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Chinese Gilt Bronze Guanyin Figure & Child

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Chinese Gilt Bronze Guanyin Figure & Child
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Description
Chinese gilt bronze Quan Yin depicted seated upon a naturalistic base in partial Padmasana (Lotus) position, holding a male child, her hands in karana mudra, with elongated ears; wearing a crown with central figure, veil, a robe, and necklace; a vase at her right and a bag or book to her left; all resting upon a tiered base with bracket feet and shaped skirt. Blue/lapiz residue to base as well a traces of polychrome paint to crown, robe, and base. 16 3/8 H x 7 1/2" W x 5" D. 19th century or earlier. Provenance: Collection of Thomas M. Alexander, Greeneville, TN, former U.S. Army Captain Airborne/Special Forces during the Late 1960s/Early 1970s in Vietnam. He became a Central Intelligence Agency Field Officer in Southeast Asia, beginning in the Early 1970s until his retirement in 1994.

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Condition
Overall good condition with surface oxidation and losses to gilt; two small losses in base, largest measuring 5/8" x 3/8"; area of loss to bronze on bag/book, measuring 3/4" x 3/8".
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Chinese Gilt Bronze Guanyin Figure & Child

Estimate $800 - $850
Jan 29, 2022
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Starting Price $400
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0013: Chinese Gilt Bronze Guanyin Figure & Child

Sold for $6,500
30 Bids
Est. $800 - $850Starting Price $400
Winter Fine Art & Antique Auction: Day 1
Jan 29, 2022 9:00 AM EST
Buyer's Premium 28%

Lot 0013 Details

Description
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Chinese gilt bronze Quan Yin depicted seated upon a naturalistic base in partial Padmasana (Lotus) position, holding a male child, her hands in karana mudra, with elongated ears; wearing a crown with central figure, veil, a robe, and necklace; a vase at her right and a bag or book to her left; all resting upon a tiered base with bracket feet and shaped skirt. Blue/lapiz residue to base as well a traces of polychrome paint to crown, robe, and base. 16 3/8 H x 7 1/2" W x 5" D. 19th century or earlier. Provenance: Collection of Thomas M. Alexander, Greeneville, TN, former U.S. Army Captain Airborne/Special Forces during the Late 1960s/Early 1970s in Vietnam. He became a Central Intelligence Agency Field Officer in Southeast Asia, beginning in the Early 1970s until his retirement in 1994.

See description for provenance information.
Condition
...
Overall good condition with surface oxidation and losses to gilt; two small losses in base, largest measuring 5/8" x 3/8"; area of loss to bronze on bag/book, measuring 3/4" x 3/8".

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