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A NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY LIMESTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA

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Description
A Northern Wei Dynasty Limestone Head of Buddha(Stand Not Included). Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. Provenance: Robert Edwards (1883-1979) and his wife Gloria (1886-1960). Thence by descent. Robert arrived in Shanghai in 1910, to work for Jardine, Matheson & Co. He married Gloria Byrne in 1917 and it was Gloria who took a special interest in acquiring Chinese antiques. The couple stayed in China until 1938/39 when they returned to the UK. High resolution pictures can be found at https://file.ac/6kR_uqepevk/
Condition
The head is in good overall condition for pieces of this type. No repair or restoration.
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A NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY LIMESTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA

Estimate $600 - $800
Oct 13, 2018
Starting Price $300
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0059: A NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY LIMESTONE HEAD OF BUDDHA

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Est. $600 - $800Starting Price $300
Important Estate Asian Works of Art
Sat, Oct 13, 2018 09:00 AM
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Lot 0059 Details

Description
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A Northern Wei Dynasty Limestone Head of Buddha(Stand Not Included). Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. Provenance: Robert Edwards (1883-1979) and his wife Gloria (1886-1960). Thence by descent. Robert arrived in Shanghai in 1910, to work for Jardine, Matheson & Co. He married Gloria Byrne in 1917 and it was Gloria who took a special interest in acquiring Chinese antiques. The couple stayed in China until 1938/39 when they returned to the UK. High resolution pictures can be found at https://file.ac/6kR_uqepevk/
Condition
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The head is in good overall condition for pieces of this type. No repair or restoration.

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