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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GREEN TARA SINO-TIBETAN MING PERIOD 15TH-16TH CENTURY

the figure seated in lalitasana on a double lotus base, her right foot resting on a smaller lotus, the right hand extended varadamudra, and the  left hand held in virtakamudra , wearing a dhoti, and scarf draped across her arms and shoulders, adorned with and finely cast necklaces around the waist and the chest, the head tilted to one side and the face with a serene expression, surmounted by the remains of a flowered tiara, the hair arranged in a tall chignon, the long earlobs adorned with earings, alt. cm 16,

According to myth, Tara was born from a lotus bud arising from a tear of compassion shed by Avalokiteshvara. The story of her origin recounts that she generously gave offerings and prayers to buddhas, bodhisattvas and ordained monks because of her compassion and spirituality. Her powers are associated with overcoming fears, protecting from evil and rescuing from all suffering, she is worshipped as a liberator, from samsara, the earthly realm of birth and rebirth she is revered as the goodess of compassion.

 

 

A PEWTER CHAFING DISH, CHINA, QING DYNASTY 19TH-20TH CENTURY

The body finely incised with floral motives and stylized rocks, the lid in the shape of a recumbent duck. The handles in form of a dragon with jade body.

l.cm 25

 

 

SIX FRAGMENTS OF KESI FABRIC CHINA 19TH CENTURY

in silk, depecting battle scenes, two fragments cm 53,5×56 and four cm 21×20,5, all into a wood frame

 

 

A PORCELAIN BOTTLE VASE CHINA REPUBLIC PERIOD 1912-1946

the ground of a light blue decorated with white buts and stars in relief, H 19 cm

 

A LARGE PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE SPIRAL-MOLDED DISHES KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

Painted in inky blue with scrolling peony, the undersides with blossoming branches, diam cm 39

 

A SERPENTINE TABLESCREEN PLAQUE CHINA 20TH CENTURY

With applied hardstone decor of a branch in bloom emerging from a rock, 25 x 18 cm.

 

A SERPENTINE TABLESCREEN PLAQUE CHINA 20TH CENTURY

With applied hardstone decor of a branch in bloom emerging from a rock, 25 x 18 cm.

 

TWO CRISTAL ROCK CARVING QING DYNASTY 19TH CENTURY

in the shape of a fish 3 X 6,3 cm, and in the shape of a parrot 19,30 x 5,00 cm

 

A BALNC DE CHINE GUANYIN CHINA QING DINASTY 19TH CENTURY

seated on a lotus flower base h. 19 cm

 

A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN FISHBOWL QING DYNASTY 19TH CENTURY

with band of ruyi heads above a decoration of birds sitting on flowering branches, the foot enamelled with stylized lappets, diam cm 40

 

A BALUSTER CANTON PORCELAIN VASE QING DYNASTY 19TH CENTURY

With moulded lion-dog handles and guilded chilong at the shoulder, enammelled with court and naturalistic scenes in peaches shaped cartouches, reserved against a ground with a filled geometric pattern h. 80cm.

 

AN IVORY LATE QING DYNASTY, 20th CENTURY

In the shape of a standing emperor derssed with a dragon robe and with a sword.

 

THREE JADE CARVINGS CHINA QING DYNASTY 19TH CENTURY

Moulded in the shape of a rum, a carp and a but.

 

TWO JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLES QING DYNASTY 19TH CENTURY

 

A JADE BIXIE CHINA QING DYNASTY 19TH CENTURY

The images of some objects are published by courtesy of Capitolium Art