A very large statue in mercurial gilt bronze of the young goddess Kwan Yin or Kwun Yam, goddess of mercy.
This Palacial sized bronze is finely worked with the state seated on a stylised Lotus blossom. The figure retains its original Mercurial Gilding and is in very good condition. Origin, late Qing or Ching dynasty China, palace quality.
The finely chiselled and sculpted face with divine countenance, and the figure is Signed at the back in traditional Chinese script, see other images below…
15 kg weight. 19th century Chinese or earlier http://www.antiquesdesign.com.au/ifs-oriental.html