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Jewelled Small Avalokitesvara Ekadashamukha Bodhisattva - Gold Gilt, Ritual Blue Colour, and Turquoise Settings - 18th/19th century, Qing Dynasty 清朝

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105mm. Good condition, see description

Object: Statue (More lots)
Material: Gilt bronze
Period: Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Region/ Country of origin: Tibet/China
Title of artwork: Jewelled Small Avaloskia Bodhisattva - Gold Gilt, Ritual Colour, and Turquoise settings
Condition: Good condition, see description
Dimensions: 60×105×40 mm

This is a beautiful, jewelled, antique, small Avalokitesvara Ekadashamukha
Bodhisattva, from the Qing Dynasty 清朝. (1700-1800s).

Here Avalokitesvara is in its Ekadashamukha form, and is standing in Samapada with his principle hands in Anjali mudra, upper and lower left hand holds a lotus blossom. The deity is dressed in a richly decorated gown with precious jewelry, wears pointed leaf crowns and is framed by celestial bands. At the upper left shoulder is a deer fur ( the head is just visible) Traditionally the first nine faces are peaceful, the tenth is wrathful and the top head shows the portrayal of Buddha Amitabha.

Made in two parts. With 11 heads, 8 arms and hands, he wears the crowns, robes and jewellery of an enlightened Bodhisattva.

This is a wonderful, genuine antique for the collector, gift, altar, or an impressive interior design statement.

I've reset the empty jewellery settings with 12 quality, hand made Turquoise Cabochons. These are natural, untreated, undyed Persian Turquoise ( Only 3% of the worlds Turquoise is natural and untreated. I was a successful acclaimed Jewellery Designer in Soho, London in the 1990s).

Please see the photos for the condition of the statue before resetting the gems.

GEMS:
Turquoise x 12 ( various sizes from 1.5mm-2mm approximately )

NO PLASTIC, PASTE OR GLASS.

CONDITION: Good. Patina, wear, loss of gold gilt, loss of ritual blue hair colour/pigment, all usual for age and wear. Statue leans.

AGE: 1700-1800s. Qing Dynasty 清朝.

ORIGIN: Tibet.

PROVENANCE: From Antiques Dealer Mrs D. Fung, La Habra, California, USA. From a high end USA estate sell of Asian Antiques.

DIMENSIONS:

4.25 x 2.25 x 1.5 inches approximately
10.5 x 6 x 4 cms approximately

UNPACKED WEIGHT

200g approximately

Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed.

I originally trained as a Sculptor then Photographer in the 1980s. In the 90s I had a successful career as a young jewellery Designer In London. I produced collections for Boules, Miss Selfridge, and the Designer outlet Jess James in Soho. With an active interest in Buddhism and Taoism since my teens, I've been collecting Buddhist and Oriental Art since 2003. I source these pieces directly from Dealers in the UK, USA, Europe, and Japan. I've been personally on buying trips to the Far East. I restore lost gems to those bronzes with empty settings, and restore wooden Japanese Antiques where pieces are lost or broken. Many of pieces end up in private collections, altars, and even Buddhist Retreats and Temples. I consider both my restorations, and my collecting, as a meditation within the Karma Yoga tradition.

Gb The Bodhisattva Emporium  top

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  • Arrived safely plus a free gift that is real antique! Thank you!

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