Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Beautiful Jadeite Standing Quanyin on lotus throne holding apple green colored branch of Peaches and holding upright lotus with two devotee attendants and bamboo grove, with light celadon green jade and outer edges of moss green.
In Chinese Buddhism, Guan Yin is synonymous with the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the pinnacle of mercy, compassion, kindness and love. (Bodhisattva- being of bodhi or enlightenment, one who has earned to leave the world of suffering and is destined to become a Buddha, but has forgone the bliss of nirvana with a vow to save all children of god.

Jade signifies that you are a gentleman, steadfast and, most importantly, that you uphold certain moral values,’ explains Hunt. ‘It’s also an auspicious stone associated with immortality and longevity.’ Jade is extremely hard and near impossible to carve. Instead, as the specialist explains, you must abrade it. This involves wearing away the stone with an abrasive substance — normally sand and water — or various drilling tools.
Its unusual subject matter and small scale suggests that this figure was a highly personal, precious piece, perhaps made to be placed on an altar in the home of a pious and wealthy individual.

Republic Period, circa 1930s

Size: 13" H x 3.75" D 5.75"W
Price of Request
item #1424475