Time for another highlight of the upcoming lots in our Antiques & Fine Art Auction. This time we’ll peruse through the oriental lots up for grabs:
An oriental late 19th century black lacquer framed panel depicting Guanyin. 42 x 20″ (107 x 51cm).
On Guanyin – Wikipedia Entry Summary
Guanyin is an East Asian deity of mercy, and a bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means “Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World”. Some Buddhists believe that when one of their adherents departs from this world, they are placed by Guanyin in the heart of a lotus, and then sent to the western pure land of Sukhāvatī.
It is generally accepted among East Asian adherents that Guanyin originated as the Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara (अवलोकितेश्वर). Commonly known in English as the Mercy Goddess or Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin is also revered by Chinese Taoists as an immortal. In Chinese folk religion there are mythical accounts about Guanyin’s origins that are not associated to the Avalokiteśvara described in Buddhist sutras.
A large Japanese Meiji period Imari charger.
An inlaid oriental cabinet with internal antique photo’s of Geisha girls.
A large carved oriental jadeite dragon, late 19th/early 20th century. 16 x 12″ (41 x 30cm).
A late 19th century Japanese bronze vase with birds in relief and elephant head decoration to neck.
A late 19th/early 20th century Chinese miniature bone tea set on hexagonal tray – items have Long Life and Buddhist symbols.
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Saturday 18th April 10:00 – 12:30 GMT
Monday 20th April 10:00 – 17:00 GMT
Tuesday 21st April 10:00 – 17:00 GMT
Sale Day Wednesday 22nd April 8:30 – 10:00 GMT