18th/19th Century Chinese Tibetan Qing Dynasty gilt bronze ceremonial Faqi, Khakkhara, the ringed staff carried by monk, Bodhisattvas, or Buddha. Also known as a "monk's staff," the khakkhara is often used as a ceremonial walking stick for scholars and priests. Tis extraordinary Buddhist attributes is consists of a gilt bronze shaft with trefoil large metal loop or cage like structure on the top end. Three small rings hang from each loop, chiming with the movement of the staff. The ruyi shaped loop enclosing the three Buddha inset, each with various hand gesture, seated upon a lotus throne beneath the aureole chakra nimbus. Each loop adorned with colorful semi-precious stones inlaid, including turquoise, lapis-lazuli, and red-coral. The head of the staff cast in spherical form, each carved with scrolling floral motif, crowned with lotus bud finial. The staff carved with numerous Buddha images, Buddhist Emblems, and ruyi clouds. Extensive trace of gilt.
Dimensions: 34" L x 6-1/2" w
From The Private Collections of Jean-Pierre Bradley. This special group of items were bought from an estate sale, the consignors were told that these items came from the first wife (pictured) of Jean-Pierre Bradley. Born in France and left in 1936 to become a long time resident from Georgia. A graduate of MIT in Electrical engineering was recruited to be involved in the initial planning of the first US ICBM. Throughout his life he had the opportunity to travel extensively . His travels led him to many foreign countries where he would buy treasures for his beloved wife. These items are believed to be a small part of the treasures he invested in. The Jean-Pierre Bradley's collections can be found from Lot-133 through Lot-174.
EXCELLENT condition, with normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dent. Surface traced wear and or declined to gilding. Normal, considering ages and wears.
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