Antique figurine possibly from the Nothern Qi/Sui Dynasty which is a part of family's Southeast Asian private collection. (passed on by my late grandad) Description of the Item The stone sculpture appears to be from the Northern Qi/Sui Dynasty and resembles Guan Yin. Long chains of clustered beads hang from the neck and are threaded through a large medallion edged with 'pearls' at the waist in front and with the same arrangement of beaded chains. The arms are draped with long sashes and left-hand holds an object. Condition/damage Legs are missing as it appears to be broken off however the other aspects of the sculpture appear to be in good condition. Dimensions Height: 92cm Base breadth: 21cm Midway breadth: 28cm Width: 12cm Weight: about 36kg History/Provenance Item is from my late grandfather private collection
Late grandfather's private collection
Thank you for contacting Mearto with this item for appraisal.
The item that you require and appraisal for appears to be a Chinese, Northern Qi Dynasty standing polychromed stone figure. While aspects of this look good, overall it seems to be 20th Century decorative reproduction because of the way that the face is carved, the overall patination and the strange head-dress. A genuine figure like this, would be of national importance and carry a huge estimate. To be sold, a genuine figure would also need official and verifiable documentation to establish that it had not been recently acquired illegally from China.
That said, I feel that this is a decorative and attractive buddha which carries a decorative value.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.