A FAMILLE-ROSE AND GILT FIGURE OF AMITAYUS
seated in dhyanasana, the hands held in dhyanamudra supporting a vase, the shoulders draped with a billowing lime-green shawl detailed with stylised lotus scrolls, the dhoti with an outer layer decorated with gilt floral scrolls on an iron-red ground revealing the bright turquoise inner layer with further floral roundels, the gilt body adorned with ornamental jewels, the serene face surmounted with a five-leaf crown over blue hair swept into a topknot with the rest falling over the shoulders
Height 24.5 cm, 9⅝ in.
There are general wear and losses to the enamels and gilding, as well as some minor touch up to the extremities. There is a hairline (approx. 15 cm) extending from the front from right foot to the interior, with associated over-painting. A small section of the ribbon on the right has been detached, and minor losses to the tips of the fingers.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."