Wonderful Art Form
This is a scarce and lovely Japanese temple find, a gold gilt and lacquered wood Kanon Guan Yin. She holds the fabled potion bottle of compassion. The kanon stands tall and with hands clasped on the potion bottle which symbolically signifies compassion and healing powers.
It is signed front and back in red lacquer with posthumous Buddhist names- a feature rarely found today.
The lacquer and its meticulously carved rock out crop symbolized base is an exquisite example of the revival of traditional crafts from the early Edo period. It is covered with black lacquer and gold leaf with an intricate hemp-leaf pattern. Finally a fine perforated cut metal jewelry like crown was added- these rarely survive from great age.
We acquired it from a large Japanese collection this past year from one of our many buying trips.
Dimensions: 16.5 inches tall and 5 inches wide
Possibilities: It would look perfect indoors in your special tokonoma (Japanese alcove) , shrine, or mediation space.
A Japanese name for Guanyin, an East Asian bodhisattva and spiritual figure associated with mercy and compassion
Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.
We have been dealing in authentic Japanese and Chinese Fine art, antiquities, garden ornaments, lanterns and water basins for 25 years. The president personally travels to Japan and China each year to meet his network partners who assist him in finding best examples. He personally inspects each antique work of art to ensure its old age, authenticity and quality condition. After accumulating a group, they are imported to Vermont and Maine in large containers. This method keeps shipping costs low and enables us to offer them to you at reasonable prices. We carefully pack and ship to clients all-over the USA and at reasonable shipping costs.
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