Chinese Bronze Buddha Statue
Blessing with Wish Fulfilling Pearl
Circa: Chinese Republic, 1930s'
14 in.(35cm.), W 10.5 in.(27cm.), D 6 in.(15cm.)
Condition: Very Good
serene and celestial Kuan Yin is conceived as the compassionate one who seeks
out the suffering of sentient beings to aid them and to make them happy by granting
their wishes. She holds her hands pressed together in the clasp of the firm and
sincere heart; holding between them the wish fulfilling gem, or pearl, which by
its luminosity and brilliance is an emblem of purity representing the truth of
the Buddha, the veracity of the Law. She is seated on a double lotus throne adorned
in a simple robe and embroidered dhoti, jeweled pendants and girdle, with flowing
scarves that make her appear to levitate. Her hair is styled in a high chignon
of gathered and twined locks, her full face emanating meditative stillness and
tranquility. A vintage well cast heavy bronze with a gleaming weightlessness and
lightness of being.