Featured Chinese Twenty Six Hand Guanyin - 19th C

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN, May 13, 2018.

  1. YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN

    YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN Contemporary Visual Artist, Female

    Hello, back again with another Guanyin. It's a twenty-six hand version. This piece was brought in at the same time as the Thousand-hand Guanyin (my previous thread). Now I know for sure that it's Chinese.
    I love this more compared to the thousand hand Guanyin.

    Material: Assuming its rosewood
    Height: 60 inches
    Lenght: 38 inches

    Very heavy and delicate handling is required. every arm (by both sides) can be detached along with the tiny figures

    Twenty six hand Kuan Nin copy.jpg
    Twenty six hand Kuan Nin 1.jpg
     
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I can imagine it took months to carve this........lovely !
     
  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Beautiful, and more elegant than the other one. Although the other one has great presence. I don't think this one is that much older than the other one.
    Rosewood is a name for different woods. So yes, rosewood for both, but which ones...
     
  4. YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN

    YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN Contemporary Visual Artist, Female

    Exactly, makes me wonder on the amount of control and patience the artist held on to.
     
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  5. YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN

    YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN Contemporary Visual Artist, Female

    Yes I do agree, i will read up more on rosewood. Thank you AJ! :)
     
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  6. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Fabulous !!! ... Joy.
     
  7. Asian Fever

    Asian Fever Well-Known Member

    Rosewood? Does it have any smell? Rosewood is a wide discription, it could be Pterocarpus santalinus, ebony or even agilawood if it feels very heavy.
    If it is tested as high quality antique agliawood...then, this piece could be almost same price as gold.
     
  8. Asian Fever

    Asian Fever Well-Known Member

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    and
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    what are these materials?
     
  9. YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN

    YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN Contemporary Visual Artist, Female

    Thank you Joy!!
     
  10. YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN

    YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN Contemporary Visual Artist, Female

    We'll probably have to get it tested then. no smell that I know of. I didn't know there were variations to rosewood!
     
  11. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

  12. YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN

    YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN Contemporary Visual Artist, Female

    Thank you @cxgirl !
     
  13. YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN

    YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN Contemporary Visual Artist, Female

  14. Asian Fever

    Asian Fever Well-Known Member

    Yes. it is supposed to be all wood without any inserts. What your dad did could breakdown the collection value of this piece.
     
  15. Asian Fever

    Asian Fever Well-Known Member

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    This inlay makes a Chinese Guanyin became a hindu buddha :hungover::hungover::hungover:
     
  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It also makes her look more recent than she actually is. If you want to sell her, or the other one, it is best to take them off.
     
  17. YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN

    YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN Contemporary Visual Artist, Female

    Thanks guys! yes, we are very much aware of what you guys had mentioned. This piece came with an empty incision kinda thing? So my dad had placed the stone there, it's easily removable. Good thing that you guys reminded me, I will have to remove before I send photos over to auction houses! thanks!:)
     
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  18. YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN

    YASHINI D/O RENGANATHAN Contemporary Visual Artist, Female

    @Asian Fever
    Actually, many Guan Yin figures also come with an indent in the center of the forehead to indicate a third eye called an urna. It symbolizes a third eye, which in turn symbolizes vision into the divine world; a sort of ability to see past our mundane universe of suffering.
     
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