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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 04, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
Up for bid an absolutely stunning snow white porcelain statue figurine of the Goddess Kwan-Yin. It stands 13 inches tall and is 9 inches by 6 inches at the base. Allow about 15 pounds to ship because it must be very well packed.

Note that t are two bits broken off. (see photos). One small end of the elephant's tusk is missing and one of the lotus petals to the left of her foot is missing. We do not have the pieces. This is the only damage I could fine.

Kwan-Yin also called Bodhisattva, Quan Yin, Kuan Yin, Kuanyin, and in Pinyin, Guanyin was often called the female Buddha. She is the Goddess of mercy, compassion good luck, health, wealth happiness.

I am not an expert but from lengthy research of the backstamps I believe that the statue is probably around 100 years old (see pictures) and that it is from the Qing dynasty period of 1850 to 1899.

The statue is made of the white Dehua porcelain from the Fujian province of China. Wonderful detail -- the braided hair, draped fabric, delicate beadwork finely wrought hands and toes. The pictures really don't do it justice.

Selling for the original owner. This will be a final sale.

Kwan-Yin is said to be the most important figure that was crafted in white porcelain which was called blanc de Chine ware. She was represented in the majority
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