Antique Chinese Guanyin Statue, Stone 12″, Qing Period
Antique Chinese stone statue depicting a seated bodhisattva (Guanyin, who is the Bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female). The Guanyin is resting on a Lotus-throne, a scepter (lingzhi ru yi) in her hand.
The smaller end of the ru yi is broken, minor wear. It can be polished easily.
Artist Zhang Hanyue carved Leisure Seal: Guang Lü Shi
Very attractive Guang Lü – stone ( 广绿石 ), carved by the famous artist Zhang Hanyue (张寒月1906 – 2005 ). Zhan Hanyue was a student of Wu Changshuo (吴昌硕 ) – and like his teacher he also was a well know painter ( landscapes and figure-painting).
25 x 17 x 57 mm. Colophon as side carving with signature of the artist and details.
Peking Postcard Austrian Legation. Special Cancellation
Imperial China: Old color postcard with view at the building of the Austrian Consulate in Beijing.
1 Cent stamp with Lutai – cancellation. The same strike at reverse. Additional, scarce ( non-postal) cancellation of the Austro-Hungarian Legation „Legation Imperiale et Royale d’Autriche-Hongarie en Chine“.