An inscribed white jade 'Guanyin' boulder, Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century | 清十八 / 十九世紀 白玉雕蓮花觀音坐像
An inscribed white jade 'Guanyin' boulder
Qing dynasty, 18th / 19th century
清十八 / 十九世紀 白玉雕蓮花觀音坐像
skillfully utilizing the natural form of the stone, the principal surface finely carved with Guanyin sitting in 'royal ease' on a lotus pod, the right hand resting on the knee and holding a rosary, large upright lotus petals behind the goddess, one inscribed with a five-column poem in kaishu, followed by an inscription reading Qianlong bingshen yuzan (imperially eulogized by Qianlong in the bingshen year), accompanied by two seals qian and long, the well polished stone an even white color with occasional natural fissures and some light russet skin to the underside, wood stand (2)
普門普度 大慈大悲 諸佛眾生 同一皈依
以大圓覺 行六波羅 返聞寂照 應感隨他
燃智慧燈 成妙勝果 如是玉像 夫何不可 乾隆丙申御贊
Height 7 ¾ in., 19.7 cm
There is an approx. 0.3 cm wide flake chip to the tip of the tallest lotus petal. Otherwise, the boulder is in overall very good condition with occasional minute nicks to the extremities, as can be expected.
Please note that this lot includes a stand, frame or other component made from a type of Chinese hardwood, which, if exported, will require a CITES permit to leave the United States.
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Manheim Galleries, New Orleans, 21st November 1969.
Collection of Dr. Allen O. Battle, Ph.D (1927-2020).
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