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    Sale 5333

    Chinese & Japanese Art

    15 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 84

    A Satsuma model of Kannon, signed, Meiji Period (1868-1912)

    Price Realised  


    A Satsuma model of Kannon, signed, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
    decorated in typical enamels and gilt, she stands wearing a cowl covering her chignon and a lotus flower, and flowing robes with phoenix and leafy go-shichi no kiri over another of chrysanthemum, revealing her bare feet, in her hands she holds the large sacred pearl, signed to the base in red beneath a Shimazu mon, Satsuma Gessan ga -- 18in. (46cm.) high.

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