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Butsudan - Gilt lacquered wood, Coloured Gesho Wood - Buddhist Monk Shinran 親鸞 Zushi - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Lot reference 29885378

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Reasonable condition, see description - 230×150×80 mm

Object: Butsudan (More lots)
Material: Coloured Gesho Wood, Gilt lacquered wood
Period: Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin: Japan
Title of artwork: Buddhist Monk Shinran 親鸞 Zushi
Condition: Reasonable condition, see description
Dimensions: 230×150×80 mm

This is a beautiful, rare, genuine Japanese antique. Over a 100 years old, from the early 20th Century or late 19th century ( corresponding to the Meiji Era 明治時代 1868-1912) it depicts 'Shinran' (親鸞, May 21, 1173- January 16, 1263) a Japanese Buddhist monk, who was born in Hino (now a part of Fushimi, Kyoto) at the turbulent close of the Heian Period and lived during the Kamakura Period. Shinran was a pupil of Hōnen and the founder of what ultimately became the Jōdo Shinshū Sect in Japan.

He was hand carved by a 'Busshi' ( a Buddhist Image maker).

Originally part of an old Japanese family shrine, from a old rural estate auction, imported directly from Japan by me.

Shinran is hand carved and colored. Delicate facial features with hand painted eye brows. His hands in Mudra holding discoloured glass or crystal prayer beads.

A wonderful statue for the collector, altar, or an impressive interior design statement.

CONDITION:

Good. Patina, wear, small scratches, small chips, cracks, old repairs to Zushi, fading, dust. Discolouration, loss, wear and fading of gold gilt and colour, all usual for age/wear and age of manufacture. Small cracks in statue of Shinran.

AGE/ORIGIN:
Early 20th Century/late 19th century.
Meiji Era 明治時代 (1868-1912) Japan.

PROVENANCE :Japan. Japanese Antique Dealer. Details on request.

DIMENSIONS: (Zushi Box Open)

Height: 15 cm approximately
Width: 23cm approximately
Length : 9cm approximately

(please see photos for other helpful measurements )

UNPACKED WEIGHT:

200g approximately

Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed insured.

I originally trained as a Sculptor then Photographer in the 1980s. In the 90s I had a successful career as a young jewellery Designer In London. I produced collections for Boules, Miss Selfridge, and the Designer outlet Jess James in Soho. With an active interest in Buddhism and Taoism since my teens, I've been collecting Buddhist and Oriental Art since 2003. I source these pieces directly from Dealers in the UK, USA, Europe, and Japan. I've been personally on buying trips to the Far East. I restore lost gems to those bronzes with empty settings, and restore wooden Japanese Antiques where pieces are lost or broken. Many of pieces end up in private collections, altars, and even Buddhist Retreats and Temples. I consider both my restorations, and my collecting, as a meditation within the Karma Yoga tradition.

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Catawiki member since August 26, 2015, received 198 reviews in total (58 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 98.3% (58 reviews)
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  • Excellent Dealer! Communicated with me from the beginning of my purchase through to his shipping. I live in the States and the item was well packaged so it arrived safe and sound. Thank you!

    Creslowvasilof January 3, 2020

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    Parfait.. cet article est conforme à ce que j'attendais. Merci et très cordialement
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    Ivannoff January 2, 2020

  • Super purchase..thanks for the fast delivery an happy Christmas!!

    user-be15fb0 December 24, 2019

  • Everything was smooth as silk.

    user-9b0a6f9 December 24, 2019

  • Package arrived well packed and in a timely manner. Positive feedback

    user-0fd678d December 14, 2019

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    Dear John,
    Statuette received today,no problem see you soon maybe.
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    Beautiful! very happy with the image. Paul
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    RAS , objet conforme, très joli. Emballage impeccable. Merci
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    Prima! Het beeldje komt overeen met beschrijving en afbeeldingen. Erg prettig om van de verkoper zelf een berichtje te krijgen over het verdere verloop van de verzending. Top!
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    Ik ben heel gelukkig. Het werk is supergoed verpakt en snel verzonden. Binnen een week had ik het in huis. Ook de communicatie met de verkoper voor het verzenden was heel goed. Dank!!!
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    As always very nice items.! Perfect wrapping and shipping. My compliments again for this excellent seller.! Namaste
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    A very nice object. Perfect wrapping and shipping. Just a very good and correct seller. Namaste.!
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    OK, bien reçu la statue est très belle ,bien emballée et merci beaucoup...
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    The item has been received, it is very beautiful, thank you
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    user-6aa0650 October 9, 2019

  • Excellente transaction. Très bel article, très bien emballé, livraison très rapide. Je suis pleinement satisfaite.
    Je recommande vivement ce vendeur +++++

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    It is very Good arrived Thanks lot happy to have it
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    user-034181f October 1, 2019

  • Thank you for receiving very good !

    user-298f562 September 18, 2019

  • Good product and timely delivery

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    美好雕像 .謝謝
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    quick shipment, perfectly packed as allways. Thank you so much!
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    Nice object. Well packed
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