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Subject:Base Seal on Buddhis Bronze
Posted By: Ferran Blasco Sat, Mar 09, 2024 IP:

Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me with what the seal at the base of this bronze says. I suspect the bronze was made in Nepal but the seal seems Chinese. Thanks!

Subject:Re: Base Seal on Buddhis Bronze
Posted By: Bill H Sun, Mar 10, 2024

The mark reads "Made during the Qianlong Reign" (Qian long nian zhi). However, I would opine that since the piece shows irregularities indicating it is sand-cast vice made by the more perfect wax-casting method, it doesn't measure up to period standards so probably dates to the late Qing-Republic era. The mark is crisp compared to the image, so probably was machine-stamped onto the base.

The image itself looks to be the Bodhisattva (Mortal Buddha) of Infinite Compassion Avalokiteshvara, whose avatar is Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy.

best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Base Seal on Buddhis Bronze
Posted By: Ferran Mon, Mar 11, 2024

Hi Bill, thank you so much for your response. Greatly appreciated it. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |