Global Art & Artifacts

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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

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

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

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.!

Tenmoku Pottery Vase, Malaysia

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Detail: It’s all in the clay. Originating in China around 1200 AD, this clay came from the Fujian Province. This clay was known for its hardness and course grain. Glazing of this clay became quite an art. The process is carried on in this piece, from a factory in Malaysia. Acquired in Spain from a dealer.

17th Century Lady Warrior, China

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Detail: From the Fujian Province in China. An operatic statue in red, green and blue lacquers with gold leaf designs. In our Tingjiang collector’s family for 4 generations. For the Serious Collector.
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