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Guanyin

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

Kwan-yin Guanyin Mala Bracelet Jewelry, Tibet

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Detail: Eight huge beads – actually SEEDS – with 3 Kwan-yin faces on each. This is a rosary piece with “compassion” depicted all over it. On an elastic band, each seed is separated by a single black bead. Circa late 1900’s. Sorry but this item has been sold.

Solid Carrara Marble Kwan-yin / Guanyin Seated Statue

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Detail: A classic Chinese sculpture with Italy’s finest white matrix marble from the foothills of the Apennines near Tuscany. Artist is unknown as well as where it was carved. But this is a true original piece of art from a family estate sale. The Kwan-yin is… Continue reading

Large Serene Marble Kwan-yin Guanyin Buddha Statue, China

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Detail: A garden Buddha in marble from the Henan Province (east central China). Coloring is pale and subtle. Mounted on a solid block of black granite. Circa early- to mid-1900’s. Pristine condition. Additional images are available upon request. For the Serious Collector or garden Buddha collector. Freight shipping only in wooden crate.

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

Large Porcelain Kwan-Yin Guanyin Buddha Statue with Student, China

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Detail: Large seated Kwan-yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, from Dehua City, China. The small figure is a student, Shan Cai. Lots of detail. Stamps / signatures in the porcelain. Circa mid-1900’s. Pristine condition. Sorry, this item has been sold.

Porcelain Reclined Kwan-Yin Guanyin Buddha, China

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Detail: Based on the aging of the porcelain, I would say late 19th to early 20th Century. Regardless, it certainly is an older porcelain. Notice the hand and bead work around the neck. Shown dressed in a white flowing robe wearing Indian and Chinese royalty necklaces, this is the Bodhisattva… Continue reading
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