So many spellings, but universally thought of as the Goddess of Mercy, this Qwan Yin is a beautiful representation.
The figure has a creamy quality to the material. Creamy and dreamy, actually. The pose is serene and divine and of course includes many notable symbols such as the lotus flowers.
The hands are especially worthy of note - so graceful and each fingers has survived completely intact.
The figure is very tall at about 19" and the stand adds another 1 5/8" in height. Regal.
On the open base, there is an impressed marking of 'Made in China' with a Chinese character stamped in red. Best estimate of age is first quarter 20th century.
Almost mint condition. Amazing that all of the many pointed areas are intact with no chips at all. In fact, no chips, cracks, or repairs anywhere. There is, however, something that must be mentioned.
Please look at the closeup views of the hands and you will see at the wrist of the left hand some discoloration. That discoloration comes from where the hand attaches to the wrist.
The hand was originally modeled as a separate component that was secured to the arm and then slip or other material was used to cover the joint. That material has started to come away so that the hand is loose but secure.
This figure is a very fine example of the best China produced in the 20th century. A joy to have and behold!
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