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Antique carved Chinese late Qing Guanyin statue with stand. Sculpture is cold to the touch at room temperature and detail image shows dark swirl near arm. We believe this to be some variety of mutton fat or white jade but it has not been tested. Accompanied by a second Kwan-yin statue that is not cold to the touch at room temperature, material unidentified. It is circa Republic era and has a pale celadon color, also with stand.
Each: About 5.25 inches h. - about 6.125 inches overall height including stand.
Please see four Kwanyin statues total within lots 82, 83 and 84.
Provenance: This is one lot of approx. 30 lots in this sale from the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Nancy & Henry Marks, owners of Dynasty Orientalia, Fayetteville, PA. The vast majority of the business inventory was liquidated by the family many years ago however this grouping remained in storage with Southern heirs residing south of Atlanta until now. Nancy and Henry traveled to Asia to purchase much of their inventory and were active in the Baltimore and Washington, DC antiques show circuit in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of their items retain decades old price tags from shows which we have left intact for historical perspective.
Condition: Generally sound and attractive estate discovery condition, each with one or two spots of finger loss.