Fri, 30th Sep 2022 10:00

DAY 2 - TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
  Lot 354
 

354

A DEEP CELADON AND RUSSET JADE ‘GUANYIN AND SHANCAI’ GROUP, QING DYNASTY
清代青玉雕觀音與善財童子像

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€750
Estimate
€1,500
 

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China, 18th-19th century. The bodhisattva of compassion carved standing, holding prayer beads in her right and a vase in her left, dressed in well-carved long flowing robes with wide sleeves, the neatly incised hair tied in a high chignon and covered by a cowl. Her young attendant Shancai is shown with her hands clasped together in prayer. The translucent stone shows a fine polish and is of a deep celadon tone with distinct russet shadings and veins.

Provenance: Swedish trade.
Condition: Very good condition, a chip to the cowl. The base with a drilled hole for mounting. The stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time.

Weight: 460.8 g
Dimensions: Height 13.5 cm

According to legend, Shancai was a disabled boy from India who wanted to study the dharma. Upon hearing that there was a Buddhist teacher on the rocky island of Putuo, he journeyed there and found Guanyin despite his disability. Guanyin decided to test the boy's resolve to fully study the Buddhist teachings, conjuring the illusion of three sword-wielding pirates running up the hill to attack her. Shancai, seeing that his teacher was in danger, hobbled uphill and when seeing Guanyin jumping over the edge of the cliff, followed her. Shancai fell down the cliff but was halted in mid-air by Guanyin, who now asked him to walk. Shancai found that he could walk normally and that he was no longer crippled. When he looked into a pool of water, he also discovered that he now had a very handsome face. From that day forth, Guanyin taught Shancai the dharma.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Sotheby’s New York, 11 September 2012, lot 386
Price: USD 8,125 or approx. EUR 9,800 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A White and Green Mottled Jadeite Figure of Guanyin and Shancai, Late Qing Dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the related subject of this jade carving with the present lot. Note the mottled color of the jade.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Remotely related
Auction: Bonhams Hong Kong, 4 June 2015, lot 54
Price: HKD 937,500 or approx. EUR 128,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A fine very pale green jade figure of Guanyin and attendant, 19th century
Expert remark: Jade carvings of Guanyin accompanied by Shancai are rare. Therefore compare the similar pose of this group with the present lot, but note the larger size (19 cm) and the superb color of the jade.


清代青玉雕觀音與善財童子像
中國,十八至十九世紀。慈悲菩薩立身,右手持佛珠,左手持淨瓶,長袍飄逸,寬袖,雕工精美,鬢髮整齊,高髻束起。善財童子雙手合十,半歸於觀音一側。玉料拋光細膩,呈深青瓷色調,帶有明顯的赤褐色内沁和紋理。

來源:瑞典古玩市場。
品相:品相極好,局部有一個小開片。底座帶有用於安裝的鑽孔。具有天然裂縫的玉料,隨著時間的推移,其中一些可能已經發展成細小的裂縫。

重量:460.8 克
尺寸:高13.5 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:紐約蘇富比, 2012年9月11日, lot 386
價格:USD 8,125(相當於今日EUR 9,800)
描述:晚清白玉綠斑雕觀音與善財童子像
專家評論:主題與現拍品相似。請注意玉石帶有顏色的斑。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:稍微相近
拍賣:香港邦翰思, 2015年6月4日, lot 54
價格:HKD 937,500(相當於今日EUR 128,000
描述:十九世紀青白玉雕觀音善財立像
專家評論:玉雕觀音與善財童子像較少見。此件玉雕的姿勢與現拍品相似,請注意但尺寸較大 (19 厘米),且顏色極好。

 
 

China, 18th-19th century. The bodhisattva of compassion carved standing, holding prayer beads in her right and a vase in her left, dressed in well-carved long flowing robes with wide sleeves, the neatly incised hair tied in a high chignon and covered by a cowl. Her young attendant Shancai is shown with her hands clasped together in prayer. The translucent stone shows a fine polish and is of a deep celadon tone with distinct russet shadings and veins.

Provenance: Swedish trade.
Condition: Very good condition, a chip to the cowl. The base with a drilled hole for mounting. The stone with natural fissures, some of which may have developed into small hairline cracks over time.

Weight: 460.8 g
Dimensions: Height 13.5 cm

According to legend, Shancai was a disabled boy from India who wanted to study the dharma. Upon hearing that there was a Buddhist teacher on the rocky island of Putuo, he journeyed there and found Guanyin despite his disability. Guanyin decided to test the boy's resolve to fully study the Buddhist teachings, conjuring the illusion of three sword-wielding pirates running up the hill to attack her. Shancai, seeing that his teacher was in danger, hobbled uphill and when seeing Guanyin jumping over the edge of the cliff, followed her. Shancai fell down the cliff but was halted in mid-air by Guanyin, who now asked him to walk. Shancai found that he could walk normally and that he was no longer crippled. When he looked into a pool of water, he also discovered that he now had a very handsome face. From that day forth, Guanyin taught Shancai the dharma.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Sotheby’s New York, 11 September 2012, lot 386
Price: USD 8,125 or approx. EUR 9,800 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A White and Green Mottled Jadeite Figure of Guanyin and Shancai, Late Qing Dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the related subject of this jade carving with the present lot. Note the mottled color of the jade.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Remotely related
Auction: Bonhams Hong Kong, 4 June 2015, lot 54
Price: HKD 937,500 or approx. EUR 128,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A fine very pale green jade figure of Guanyin and attendant, 19th century
Expert remark: Jade carvings of Guanyin accompanied by Shancai are rare. Therefore compare the similar pose of this group with the present lot, but note the larger size (19 cm) and the superb color of the jade.


清代青玉雕觀音與善財童子像
中國,十八至十九世紀。慈悲菩薩立身,右手持佛珠,左手持淨瓶,長袍飄逸,寬袖,雕工精美,鬢髮整齊,高髻束起。善財童子雙手合十,半歸於觀音一側。玉料拋光細膩,呈深青瓷色調,帶有明顯的赤褐色内沁和紋理。

來源:瑞典古玩市場。
品相:品相極好,局部有一個小開片。底座帶有用於安裝的鑽孔。具有天然裂縫的玉料,隨著時間的推移,其中一些可能已經發展成細小的裂縫。

重量:460.8 克
尺寸:高13.5 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:紐約蘇富比, 2012年9月11日, lot 386
價格:USD 8,125(相當於今日EUR 9,800)
描述:晚清白玉綠斑雕觀音與善財童子像
專家評論:主題與現拍品相似。請注意玉石帶有顏色的斑。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:稍微相近
拍賣:香港邦翰思, 2015年6月4日, lot 54
價格:HKD 937,500(相當於今日EUR 128,000
描述:十九世紀青白玉雕觀音善財立像
專家評論:玉雕觀音與善財童子像較少見。此件玉雕的姿勢與現拍品相似,請注意但尺寸較大 (19 厘米),且顏色極好。

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