Rare and Antique Bust of Kwan Yin or Guan Yin carved in Fluorite crystal, Avalokiteśvara bodhisattva

€650.00

Antique and very rare piece of fluorite carved from a Kwan Yin

Measurements approx: Total height with base: 147mm -5.78. Head 108.6x68.7x73.4mm - 4.27x2.7x2.8". Base: 101x66.5x41mm - 3.97x2.61x1.6"."

Weight approx. head: 633 gr, weight approx. head and base: 773 gr

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Antique and very rare piece of fluorite carved from a Kwan Yin or Guan Yin head on a hardwood bust, the carving is of high quality with good symmetries and realism in the features, it has a good shine and is very soft to the touch. having done a good job of polishing the surface, it is accompanied by a wooden base to complete the bust probably made in the late 1800s or early 1900s.

Material: green fluorite crystal (we include photo with UV light for confirmation of natural fluorite) and hard wood

Measurements approx: Total height with base: 147mm -5.78. Head 108.6x68.7x73.4mm - 4.27x2.7x2.8". Base: 101x66.5x41mm - 3.97x2.61x1.6"."

Weight approx. head: 633 gr, weight approx. head and base: 773 gr

Age: 19-20th century, likely late 1800s or early 1900s

Previous owner: Collector from the UK who obtained it in a liquidation of a house in the suburbs of Oxford.

Condition: Very good overall, good shine and polished very smooth to the touch. Except for some chips in the flower of the hair and another chip in the right eyelid. The wooden base practically impeccable. The whole piece is in good general condition with wear typical of age and the normal veins of large natural fluorite. The inside of the head is partially hollowed out and in the area of ​​the base where the head rests, some numbers can be seen, but we do not know the meaning. We originally received it with quite a lot of dust and dirt, so we have done a superficial cleaning.

Region of Origin: China

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