A Pair Of Blanc-de-Chine Kuanyins Circa 1910-1920

These are not quite Mirror Images...there is a slight difference. A magnificent pair in lovely condition...just a few frits to extremities but nothing of consequence. These are beautifully formed pieces with real charm to them. No other figure in the Chinese pantheon appears in a greater variety of images, of which there are said to be thousands of different incarnations or manifestations. Quan Yin is usually depicted as a barefoot, gracious woman dressed in beautiful, white flowing robes, with a white hood gracefully draped over the top of the head and carrying a small upturned vase of holy dew. (However, in the Lamaistic form, common in bronze from eighteenth-century China and Tibet, she is often entirely naked.) She stands tall and slender, a figure of infinite grace, her gently composed features conveying the sublime selflessness and compassion that have made her the favorite of all deities. This pair stand 5 1/4" in height.

Item ID: 3839

$155 USD

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