Early 20th Century Guanyin on Lotus Throne

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

Guanyin (the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion) is one of the most popular figures in Buddhism. She’s often called "Kannon" in Japan, where this finely carved early 20th century figure originates from. The artisan paid great attention to detail and craftsmanship: each petal of the lotus blossom throne, the delicately pierced flamed-shaped halo, and the tiered pagoda are all intricately rendered.

   

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Carved   Boxwood
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    10.25 in. H x 4 in. W x 3 in. D
    26 cm H x 10 cm W x 8 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU82006669013
Contact The Seller
Typical Response Time: 1 hour
1stdibs seller since 2006
Located in Chicago, IL

More from this Seller

Early 20th Century Peaceful Lotus Buddha
Early 20th Century Peaceful Lotus Buddha
Limestone
By the time of the Meiji restoration period when this large figure of Buddha was created, Buddhism was well integrated into Japanese society. This limestone sculpture made around 1900 d...
Early 20th Century Chinese Provincial Lock on Stand
Early 20th Century Chinese Provincial Lock on Stan...
Iron
Provincial lock on custom stand from Shanxi Province in China, c. 1900.
Early 20th Century Thai Gilt Buddha
Early 20th Century Thai Gilt Buddha
Bronze
This petite Thai Buddha is a gallery favourite. With legs crossed and his hands in a meditative gesture known as a mudra, the Buddha is depicted in a transcendental state of meditation....
Mid-20th Century Indonesian Gilt Wooden Deity
Mid-20th Century Indonesian Gilt Wooden Deity
Wood
Likely representing a divinity figure, this expressive wooden figure possesses both a sense of whimsy and potent energy. Remnants of pigment suggest that this sculpture was once accente...
Seated Figure of Amida on Lotus Throne with Halo
Seated Figure of Amida on Lotus Throne with Halo
Giltwood
This unique seated figure is Amitābha a Buddha whose name means infinite light. He’s often called Amida in Japan, where this figure was finely carved, gilded and lacquered by hand duri...
Chinese Serene Polychrome Guanyin
Chinese Serene Polychrome Guanyin
Wood
The serene features and modest pose suit this rendering of Guanyin, often called the “Goddess of Mercy”. She is what’s known in Buddhism as a bodhisattva: someone who has reached enligh...
Set of Three Early 19th Century Chinese Bronze-Mounted Charms
Set of Three Early 19th Century Chinese Bronze-Mou...
Brass
A musician’s attendant, a ho ho boy with lotus and an illuminated goddess, all originally kept as pocket charms. Each individually forged and kept close to invoke good fortune, protecti...
19th Century Polychrome Buddha
19th Century Polychrome Buddha
Bronze
The way the original gilt and green and red pigment have faded on the surfaces of this impressive Buddha figure enhances its feeling of serenity. Look to his eyes to see if he is a fit...
19th Century Japanese Okame Woman Netsuke
19th Century Japanese Okame Woman Netsuke
Wood
This netsuke (or button-like toggle) would once have hung from the drawstring of a small pouch or bag, which Japanese men wore at their waist. Although it had a practical purpose, this ...
19th Century Tibetan Flint Striker
19th Century Tibetan Flint Striker
Historically most Tibetan men wore flint pouches. A flint pouch has a compartment to hold a shard of flint and a dull metal blade at its bottom for striking the flint to create sparks f...
19th Century Chinese Jade Melon Toggle
19th Century Chinese Jade Melon Toggle
Jade
This finely crafted jade toggle is carved in the form of a melon with a leafy vine. Because melons and gourds contain many seeds, they are often used in China to represent virility. Tog...
19th century Tibetan Silver Flint Striker with Dorje
19th century Tibetan Silver Flint Striker with Dor...
In 19th century Tibet, many men would have carried a flint pouch along with several other tools that could help ensure survival in the often-harsh climate of the Tibetan Plateau. A flin...