Extraordinary, 18th C. Chinese Tibetan Qing Dynasty gilt bronze seated Buddha Teacher Yeshe Dorje, Zanabazar, Khutughtu, 1635-1723. With downcast eyes under delicately arched brows, with the face slightly smiling, peaceful appearance, his ears have been traditionally pierced and elongated. Body covered in diaphanous silk robes pleats falling from the shoulders to the lap and pooling across the folded legs. The right arm is in the Dharmacakra mudra which forms the mystic circle by connecting the middle two fingers with the thumb representing the wheel of the dharma in motion, and teaching. The left arm rested on the lap holding a ritualistic book. The eyes and lips are hand painted. Rests upon a huge double lotus pedestal with flowing silk robes spilling over his legs and onto the platform. Bronze is in beautiful condition with minimal marring of the surface. Resplendent quality due to extensive trace of gilt on surface and the underside revealed the separation of the Buddha and the throne. The underside with incised quatrefoil flori-form petal visvavajra mark surrounding the centralized DaiJi. Surface wear to gilding and trace of lacquered overall, Light tarnish covers the surface while still giving off a soft glow as the light hits the exterior. Excellent detail and design perfectly executed by ancient craftsmen, extensive trace of gilt on surface.
Measurements: 9-1/2" H
From the private collections of Madame Kimball, of Boston, Massachusetts, by inheritance. Records bought from AMEUBLEMENTS ANCIENS, Faiences & Porcelaines, Bibelots & Tapisseries Anciennes, 3 Rue Des Saints-Peres, Paris (6). Dealers in Works of Art & Antiques, Curios, Armor, Plate, China, Jewels, etc. The Kimball's family collections offered at this Auctions can be found on Lot 71, Lot 87, Lot 97 - 142, Lot 138 - 141 and Lot 146 - 153
Over all in EXCELLENT condition. With normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dents. Surface traced wear and or declined to gilding. Normal, consider ages and wear.
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