8 Press Releases

Tag: guanyin

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    Statues and Paintings of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Deities Come to Auction

    Known as the goddess of compassion and mercy, Guanyin is one of the principal deities in Chinese Buddhism. She is often depicted holding the pearls of illumination, a willow branch, or a vase of pure water in her hand. Folklore states that Guanyin was a Buddhist who led a virtuous…

    A Gilding Copper Sitting Guanyin Bodhisattva Statue
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    Los Angeles Collection | Single Owner

    A gu vessel is a Chinese container that was used for wine or ritual offerings during the Shang and Zhou dynasties. The tall and slim vessels have a flared and tapered base and a wider mouth. The high stem cups used during the Neolithic age were an inspiration for the…

    Chinese Enameled Porcelain Covered Jar
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    Asian Arts

    Cloisonné enamel gained popularity in China during the early 14th and 15th centuries under the reign of the Ming Xuande emperor. This technique first arrived in the western province of Yunnan, where it became known as Dashi ware. Originally intended for the furnishing of temples, cloisonné objects were later showcased…

    Chinese, Rare and Large Guanyin
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    Asian Works of Art

    The Guardian Lions, believed to be a symbol of protection, enjoy reverence in Chinese mythology and feng-shui. Statues of the lions can be spotted guarding the entrances of historical temples, mausoleums, and residences of the elite. Called foo lions in the West, these imperial beings represent balance and harmony. A…

    A Carved White Jade Pendant
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    Three-Day Auction Session III

    The third session of Charlton Hall Auctioneers’ upcoming Three-Day Auction features Vienna porcelain, silver flatware and dinnerware, vintage furniture, figural lamps, and more. The sale will also offer Asian art and antiques, including hardwood sculptures and Chinese jade.  At the top of the listings is a carved hardwood sculpture of…

    Tiffany & Co Beekman pattern silver teaspoon set in original case (12pcs)
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    California Asian Art Auction

    In the early 18th century, snuff bottles were produced specifically for the emperors of China. These miniature pieces, measuring three and a half inches high, demonstrate the craftsmanship of the Qing dynasty. A complete set of twelve snuff bottles will be available in the upcoming California Asian Art Auction, presented…

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    Chinese Antique, Art & Estate

    The upcoming Chinese Antique, Art & Estate Sale presented by Mega International Auctions offers a selection of Chinese fine art, antiques, and collectibles. This sale gathers works by artists such as Charles Levier, Grandma Moses, and Walasse Ting in the fine art category. The featured collectibles include items from the…

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    Asian Auction: Day 2

    Starting with the monochromatic Chinese celadon vase, all the collection in the auction's second day will not fail to impress. Due to their sleek design, monochrome celadon vases are very common among contemporary buyers. Similarly, showcased in the auction are contrast vases such as Jumyao pottery along with Funerary jar…