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Carved wooden Guanyin. Yuan style or period

Carved wooden Guanyin. Yuan style or period

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1456021

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The sculpture is of excellent quality. The Kouanyin is represented seated in a position of royal relaxation. Very heavy wood is covered with several coats of paint. The details are finely incised but are almost all covered by the paintings. The hand was made apart. The expression of the face is calm, attentive and benevolent. The movement of the fabrics is elegant.Traces of textiles.Yuan style but I am not able to certify the authenticity because there are so many copies. Having said that, all the copies I have seen are ugly and even the best still have some awkwardness that I can't find on mine. I bought it in a house here in France around 1990, but that doesn't prove anything. It can be seen here at the Sakura Conservatory in Nice. An interested buyer can take a piece of wood for dating tests. The wood in good condition just some part broken and glued, very little part wormage (mushroom or insect) Painting missing. Height 103cm Weight: around forty kilos.