Sculptures

A BRONZE FIGURE OF A FEMALE IMMORTAL AND A BRONZE FIGURE OF SHOULAO

17th/18th century The lady dressed in elegant flowing robes, with a cloud collar and billowing scarf, the hands concealed beneath the sleeves, supporting a candle-holder, the head turned to the right with serene expression and hair falling in tresses about the shoulders, 17cm (6 3/4in); Shoulao, the God of Longevity, standing holding an open scroll before him, wood stand, 16.5cm (6 1/2in) high...

Price: £1,200 - £1,500
ca. US$1,666 - US$2,082

Date: 11 May 2021

A LARGE BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

Ming Dynasty The deity seated in dhyanasana, the head lowered and face with serene benevolent expression, the hair pulled up in a high chignon beneath a cowl falling to the shoulders, the robes cascading in elaborate pleats around the body, fitted wood stand. 30cm (11 3/4in) high. (2...

Price: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$4,165 - US$6,942

Date: 11 May 2021

A BRONZE FIGURE OF AN EMACIATED LUOHAN

Wen nan two-character mark, 17th century The figure seated with his left arm resting on rockwork and holding a scroll turning to his left, the voluminous robes open at the front to reveal the emaciated ribs and falling around him at the base, incised two-character mark to the reverse, carved hongmu wood stand. 12cm (4 3/4in) high. (2...

Price: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$2,082 - US$2,776

Date: 11 May 2021

A LARGE POLYCHROME LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA

17th/18th century Carved wearing an elaborate tiara, hair knotted to the shoulders, and extensive draped robes falling open over the chest and knotted with a belt above the waist, the left hand in a beneficent mudra, the right down-turned on the raised right knee, velvet-covered wood stand. 74cm (29in) high. (2...

Price: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$2,776 - US$4,165

Date: 11 May 2021

A GILT LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA

Ming Dynasty Seated on a recumbent mythical beast, on a double lotus petal base, the figure wearing a tall pointed crown and the body adorned with elaborate jewellery. 28.2cm (11.1/8in) high...

Price: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$2,082 - US$2,776

Date: 10 May 2021

A LARGE PARCEL-GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

Ming Dynasty The deity seated in dhayanasana with eyes downcast in a meditative expression, the head crowned with a tall tiara centred by a figure of Buddha, her long plaits falling over the shoulders, her right hand raised in abhaya mudra, with the left holding a cup in dhyana mudra, wearing long flowing robes falling in folds around the figure and decorated along the hems with a foliate scroll...

Price: £2,500 - £3,500
ca. US$3,471 - US$4,859

Date: 11 May 2021

A LARGE GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN ON A LION

Ming Dynasty Seated in the posture of royal ease on a recumbent horned mythical beast, its head turned upwards, with ferocious open-mouthed expression, the Bodhisattva wearing loose robes cast with floral borders, adorned with jewels and beaded chains on the chest, the hair pulled up in a tall top knot, falling in long tresses over the shoulders, wearing an elaborate crown with a small central...

Price: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$2,776 - US$4,165

Date: 11 May 2021

A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDAI

17th century The jovial figure seated holding a string of beads in his left hand, resting on his raised left knee, wearing voluminous loose flowing robes falling open at the front to reveal his large protruding belly, carved hongmu stand. 12cm (4 3/4in) high. (2...

Price: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$2,082 - US$2,776

Date: 11 May 2021

A LARGE LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF LONGNU

17th/18th century Carved wearing elegant long, flowing robes, the hands concealed beneath voluminous sleeves, supporting a conch shell and pearl, raised on a separate base carved with lotus petal lappets, floral and foliate medallions. 102cm (40in) high. (2...

Price: £600 - £800
ca. US$833 - US$1,110

Date: 10 May 2021

A GILT-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF AN IMMORTAL

17th century Possibly depicting one of the Hehe Erxian, deftly carved standing with his left hand holding a box and cover, the right hand held up before the plump torso, with a serene face turned slightly to his left, two tufts of hair tied into neat knots, adorned with billowing scarves and loose robes with floral hems. 47cm (16in) high...

Price: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$4,165 - US$6,942

Date: 11 May 2021