PROPERTY FROM A DANISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF ELEVEN-HEADED AVALOKITESHVARA
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
cast with eight arms and eleven heads arranged in four tiers and surmounted by Amitabha, standing on a double-lotus base, the principle hands held in anjali mudra, the others fanned out and holding respective attributes, adorned with beaded jewellery and clad in a long scarf with ends flowing down to the feet and a dhoti detailed with incised floral borders
Height 33 cm, 13 in.
Heavily cast, there are some general losses and wear to the surface and gilding, and nicks to the edges. Some attributes are missing. The figure is secured with two later added screws to the base.
"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."
Collection of Astrid Ibsen-Sørensen (1892-1987), collected in China before 1936.
In the family by descent.
Astrid Ibsen-Sørensen （1892-1987年）收藏，於1936年以前購自中國，此後家族傳承