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d'ART ID#: 154177
Length: 11.00 in (27.94 cm)
Height: 15.00 in (38.10 cm)
Depth: 6.00 in (15.24 cm)
Framed: N
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Louise Cherwak Roseland
Ivory Guan Yin with Buddha Figure on Mahogany Base
Louise Cherwak Roseland
Sculpture - US $1,800.00

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EDIT: For some reason it is listing the artist for this piece as "Louise Cherwak Roseland." That is the artist for a painting I have posted. The artist for this piece is actually "Unknown", please read on for details, thank you.

This marvelous depiction of Guan Yin with Buddha was imported to the States from Beijing, China in the late 1950's through a family member in the armed services and has been in the immediate family since the mid 1960s. Circa 1890s work by a Chinese craftsman, ivory with mahogany base. Guan Yin is a bodhisattva who's name loosely transliterates to "Observing the Cries of the World". Associated with compassion, love and mercy, Chinese Buddhist history is steeped in stories of the Lady Buddha. This piece predates Modern China and has become increasingly difficult to acquire. The detail is exquisite, a lot of these later works, circa 1920s or so did not have the elaborate headdress or base carving detail. Any version of Guan Yin with Buddha on wood base such as this is very difficult to find. This is all original. There is some damage to the headdress as you can see, estimated repairs by an artisan using alabastrite, mammoth tusk ivory or legally imported ivory vary from $150-$350 depending upon whom you ask. I have reduced the price to compensate. It is perfectly acceptable to perform repair work on something of this historical value.

I will consider reasonable offers. The original purchase price in the 1950's was over $500.00 US and the value of this item will only increase with time. Signed by the original artist but unable to translate the characters personally. The photos are the actual item. If you have any questions please ask, I will try to answer to the best of my ability. Shipping for this item is included and it will be professionally packed with full insurance via UPS or local pickup. I will accept payment thru Paypal, cashier's check or cash upon pickup. Thank you for looking!

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