Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dynastic Buddhist art offers aesthetic choices at Gianguan Auctions

Buddha Amitabha, bronze, with four character Xuande mark. Lot 228. Gianguan Auctions, June 9, 2018.
NYC---With a growing reputation for offering Chinese religious art at accessible estimates, Gianguan Auctions is poised to present an outstanding collection of bronze, jade and ceramic Buddhist statues in its Saturday, June 9 sale. Of exceptional quality is a rare Northern Zhou seated Buddha. From the Ming comes a rare gilt bronze figure of Buddha Amitabha. While the Buddha is depicted seated in dhyanasana, the left hand holds a floral lotus amphora, all beneath a spherical finial. The cinched pedestal is encircled by two tiers of elaborate lotus lappet. Of the period, the casting bears the four character Xuande mark. It is Lot 228. To view details of these Buddhist statues and more, please visit the Gianguan Auctions catalog at [More]