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A LARGE PAIR OF CHAMPLEVE GUARDIAN DEITIES (NIO)

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A LARGE PAIR OF CHAMPLEVE GUARDIAN DEITIES (NIO)
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Enameled bronze. Japan, Meiji period

An attractive pair of enameled bronze nio in determined posture standing on a plinth, with a vajra in their respective left and right hand. Typical grimacing expression, top knot, heavenly garland and muscular rib cage and body. Misshaku Kong with his mouth open and Naraen Kong with a closed mouth. Their robes are enameled in a turquoise blue with floral motifs and scrolling foliage.

Condition: Good condition
Provenance: From an important Austrian private collection, acquired before 1930

HEIGHT 50 CM
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A LARGE PAIR OF CHAMPLEVE GUARDIAN DEITIES (NIO)

Estimate €300 - €600
Jun 02, 2018
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Starting Price €300
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0009: A LARGE PAIR OF CHAMPLEVE GUARDIAN DEITIES (NIO)

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Est. €300 - €600Starting Price €300
Fine Japanese Art
Jun 02, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0009 Details

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Enameled bronze. Japan, Meiji period

An attractive pair of enameled bronze nio in determined posture standing on a plinth, with a vajra in their respective left and right hand. Typical grimacing expression, top knot, heavenly garland and muscular rib cage and body. Misshaku Kong with his mouth open and Naraen Kong with a closed mouth. Their robes are enameled in a turquoise blue with floral motifs and scrolling foliage.

Condition: Good condition
Provenance: From an important Austrian private collection, acquired before 1930

HEIGHT 50 CM

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