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Chinese Bronze Buddha on Mythical Beast 19th C

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All Items: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: item # 1124082

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 Chinese Bronze Buddha on Mythical Beast 19th C
Rare signed antique 19th Century Chinese bronze of Buddha with auras seated on a lotus throne on the powerful mythical beast. The beast, the finest bronze chasing features the classic head turn, mouth agape exposing fangs, bulging eyes, robust globular body, with claw feet, and bushy tail. Serene Buddha holds a Chinese (wooden) mani prayer wheel. The piece is signed by Zhian Tian the famous artist from the Gansu Provence of China (see photo). Similar piece in terms of age, style quality yet small sold for $281,533 “Bronze Mythical Beast Censer” Lot # 3948 at Christie’s Convention Hall on June 1, 2011.

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