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Dehua White Porcelain Kwan-yin Statue. Buddha. Guanyin. Lotus blossom. China.

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    Guanyin . . . the Bodhisattva known as Avalokitesvara… the Buddhist icon associated with compassion.   A stunning statue from the world famous Dehua kilns, located in the vicinity of the town of Dehua Xian, Fujian Province. Most of my Dehua porcelain comes from a specific… Continue reading

7.5” Metal Hand Hammered Singing Bowl. Chakra F. Heart.

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    Used since 560 B.C. to invoke a deep state of relaxation, meditation and spiritual well-being, this singing bowl is hand-hammered and left unpolished.   The chakra is that of the Heart. The frequency of this bowl is 365.5 Hz (F is the musical note) and is associated… Continue reading

Dehua Porcelain Kwan-yin Statue with Celadon Glaze. Fujian Province. China

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    A traditional Blanc de Chine porcelain statue from the Dehua kilns but with a celadon glaze. Such colored glazes can only be added to a specific type of porcelain clay. The “southern” kilns invented and refined the celadon technique during the Song Dynasty. Longquan kilns gained… Continue reading

Older Dehua Porcelain Kwan-Yin Guanyin on Dragon, China

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Detail: Standing Kwan-yin – Bodhisattva of Compassion – on a dragon. This is a rare piece because of its complexity and elegance. Notice the detail on the head dress, hands and the dragon. Stunning. Circa early- to mid-1900’s. Very minor reconstruction on the halo. Signatures in porcelain stamped on back.… Continue reading
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