25 mai 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century

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Lot 183. A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century; 18cm (7in) high. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019

Finely cast, the Bodhisattva seated in padmasana, the right hand raised in karana mudra, dressed in loose, flowing robes with cuffs and borders incised with floral scrolls, open at the chest revealing elaborate jewellery, the serene face with downcast eyes, the hair dressed in knotted plaits and topknot, surrounded by an openwork tiara, unsealed base.

Provenance: a European private collection.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019

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