21 - 22 June 2016
QUATRE STATUES DE FIGURES BOUDDHIQUES EN PORCELAINE
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
The largest gilt-decorated blue and red-enamelled Buddha is seated in vajrasana on a lotus base, modelled with tightly knotted hair and a serene expression, and holding a pearl in his left hand. The famille rose Manjushri is seated on a Buddhist lion, and is wearing loose robes and a beaded necklace, with his hair pulled up into a topknot secured by a beaded crown; small restorations. The famille verte laughing Budai is shown seated, and wearing loosely draped robes that frame his naked torso; small restoration. The last small gilt-decorated Amitayus is seated in vajrasana on a lotus base, with his hands resting on his lap supporting a vase; small restorations.
From 4 ½ in. to 11 3/8 in (from 11.5 cm. to 29 cm.) high
The largest Buddha: From the collection of Gert K. Nagel, Stuttgart, acquired in Stuttgart in the 1960s.
The Manjushri: From the Noetzel collection, acquired in Beijing around 1910 by repute.
The Budai: From the collection of Juergen L. Fischer, Ascona, then from the collection of his wife Marei Haas-Fischer, acquired in France in the 1970s by repute.
The Amitayus: From an old European private collection, acquired by the present owner in 1998.
Property from a German family collection.
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Compare to a similar gilt-decorated blue and red enameled figure of seated Buddha, dated 18th-19th century, sold in Christie's New York, 19 September 2007, lot 412.
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