Chinese carved Quan Yin or Guan Yin early 20th century lamp

This exquisite republic period Quan Yin (also called Kuan Yin or Guan Yin) was finely carved from soapstone and made into a lovely lamp, c 1920. The statue has darkened hair and eyebrows and is holding lotus blossoms. The robe folds are finely carved with flowing robe ties. The reddish pedestal has a carved bird looking up and resembles a worn Lake Tai stone.

The well-proportioned brass base of the lamp has four layers, each with a different classic decorative pattern. The metal pipe for the lampshade is fitted in the base and stapled to the back of the statue. It has a plain screw in finial and a pull chain.

Condition We have not tested the lamp, but if it needs rewiring, this could be accomplished very easily.

The feel of the soapstone is smooth and the colorization of the hair and eyes denote age.

Total height approximately 22 1/2" Statue (without base or pedestal) 7 5/8" tall Rock pedestal 4" tall Metal base 2 3/4" tall x 5" wide x 3 1/2" deep

Both the figure and the base of this lamp are exceptional, and the overall effect is beautiful.

Item ID: AO-265

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