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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

Dehua White Porcelain Kwan-yin Guanyin Buddha on Lotus Blossom. China.

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    You have heard my many descriptions of Kwan-yin or Guanyin…. Goddess of Mercy or “The One Who Perceives the Sounds of the World” or “The Most Widely Loved Buddhist Divinity”.   But what I might not have mentioned is that some Buddhists believe that when a fellow follower… Continue reading

Large Very Fine Dehua Porcelain Kwan-yin GuanYin Buddha. Reclining or Sleeping Posture. Statue. Sculpture. China.

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      A bit about Dehua and the Dehua kilns: The district of Dehua is situated on the eastern slopes of the Daiyun Mountains of southern Fujian, some 50 miles inland. About the twelfth century, Dehua became the hinterland of the wealthy port of Quanzhou on the… 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

Antique Porcelain Dehua Kilns. Sleeping / Reclining Buddha. Statue. China

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    With stylings from the Ming Dynasty, this Kuan-yin Buddha is magnificent! From the world-famous Dehua kilns, this is a piece that deserves to be in a prominent place . . . not just because its age but for its spiritual value.   This is an authentic old porcelain just for a Serious Collector.

Dehua Porcelain Guardian Deity / Figure, China

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Detail: Many Chinese put this type of statue in the hallways or entrances of their home to guard and bless the family. Solid feeling and smooth are two of the indicators of Dehua porcelain. Dehua is located in the Fujian Province of China and is one… Continue reading

18-piece Set Porcelain Arhat Lohan Statues, China

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Detail: In Buddhism, these statues represent Arhat (or Lohan) . . a spiritual leader or practitioner who has reached high stages of attainment such as insight into the true nature of existence and nirvana (spiritual enlightenment). Due to their abilities to ward off evil, they have become guardian angels of… 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

Dehua Porcelain Kwan-yin / Guanyin, China

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Large standing Kwan-yin holding a lotus flower. Notice the detail on the hands and beads. Serene expression. From the Fujian Province. Circa mid-1900’s. For the Serious Collector.     This stunning statue has sold. Thanks M.S.!

Exceptionally Detailed Robed Dehua Porcelain Statue, China

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Elegant and graceful statue. Great detail especially on the adornment beads, hands, face and headgear.
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