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Kannon Kokuzou Bosatsu Zushi Box and Altar Stand- Wood, Laquer and Gold Gilt - Japan - Late 18th century

Lot reference 18287125

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Current bid $2,375
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Location: United Kingdom
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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$2,375 Bidder 2834
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Good condition, see description.

This is a beautiful, rare, genuine Japanese antique. From the late 18th Century (1700s), early Edo period, this is a laquered wood and gold gilt, Kokuzou Bosatsu Kannon Bodhisattva. She is housed in a Zushi Box/Butsu-dō, also in laquered and gold gilt wood, with copper fittings.

This is displayed on a seperate, decorative antique/vintage Altar, this is also hand made in wood, with laquer and gold gilt top section. It also has decorative copper fittings.This dates from the 20th century.

In her Zushi she sits on a multi tiered, lotus throne. Behind her an elaborate floral, wave like, manora, embossed with her Halo or Gotsu, symbolising her radiant aura, is gilded also with gold leaf. She wears a high golden crown, also delightfully gilded.

In her hands she holds a 'Hoju' 宝珠 or hōju-no-tama 宝珠の玉. This sacred Buddhist jewel signifies the bestowal of blessings on all who suffer. It's said it grants wishes, pacifies desires, and brings clear understanding of the Dharma (Buddhist law). This equates to “wealth” in  Buddhist philosophy. She is believed to be a Bodhisattva that will bestow wisdom.

Part of an old family shrine, from a old rural house clearance sell, imported directly from Japan by me.

A wonderful set for the collector, altar, gift, or an impressive interior design statement.

CONDITION:

Statue: Good. Patina, wear, small scratches, fading, dust. Loss of gold gilt and laquer, all usual for age/wear. Small old repairs to manora, and Zushi. Missing laquer and gilt on the Zushi has been filled in, in places with paint or age.

Altar: Good. Patina, wear, small scratches, chipping, fading, dust. Loss of gold gilt and laquer, all usual for age/wear. Small old repairs to back and upper sections. Possibly part of a larger altar piece originally. Copper fittings have wear.

AGE/ORIGIN:

Zushi: Late 18th Century ( 1700's). Early Edo period. Japan.
Altar: 20th Century. Japan

DIMENSIONS:

Statue Zushi and Altar Total size:

15x16.4 inches approximately
38x42cms approximately
(please see photos for other helpful measurements)

UNPACKED WEIGHT:

1.5kg approximately

Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed insured.

Gb The Bodhisattva Emporium  

Feedback score: 100.0
Reviews given: 125
Member since: August 26, 2015
  • All OK. To be recommended

    streb October 20, 2018

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    user-583464b September 29, 2018

  • Fast delivery. Although one item had been damaged this was taken care of and sorted out right away. Great service!

    user-35204bd September 9, 2018

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  • Fantastic

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    Johnbrand July 25, 2018

  • nice item.
    fast shipping

    Thank you!!

    yeumingchou July 20, 2018

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    user-af86852 June 29, 2018

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    Very good, nicely packed. Beautiful object! Thanks!

    Paul
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    paulvandervelde June 1, 2018

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    beautiful! arrived safely, thanks!

    Paul
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    paulvandervelde June 1, 2018

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    I am very happy to receive your gift from the UK today. Very beautiful gift I like very much. The delivery is very fast. You are the best seller I have met this year. I will often complete the transac
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    alexzender88 May 29, 2018

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    Kaasz May 11, 2018

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    Muy buena atención por parte de el vendedor , en todo momento me tuvo informada sobre el estado del pedido y de el envío
    Repetiría una compra con él sin dudarlo
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    Tron10 April 17, 2018

  • Hello, I bought a pair of ear ring and also one statue of jeweled Tara. I am deeply disappointed. The pair of ear ring described as coral is not Corail. And the the statue is not old, it’s faked!!!!

    Norbu13 February 7, 2018

    Response by seller
    Hello. Sorry to hear you are disapointed. However I dont understand. I didnt sell you any earrings. Thats not an item i sell.

    The Tara is listed as late 20th century/ early 21st which is accurate. Its not listed as old or antique. Kind regards Bodhisattva Emporium.
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    gsgorbini February 1, 2018

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    Well packed and nice statue, good contact.
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    Patriciusdegroot December 16, 2017

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    Dieterpull October 26, 2017

    Response by seller
    Dear Buyer according to Royal Mail Tracking information, unfortunately the address was not found by Danish Post. If the item is returned to me i'll post once again to an Alternative address. If the item is not returned to me i will refund your bid. Kind regards Bodhisattva Emporium
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    fo October 11, 2017

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    jedanz September 7, 2017

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