This is a beautiful, unusual, jewelled, small, Gilt Bronze, with Ritual Colour,’Dorje Legpa’, riding a Snow Lion. Dorje is a wrathful diety/ protector recognised by branches of the Tibetan School of Buddhism. With sealed consecreation plate, Turquoise inserts on his hat and earrings (that I’ve reset with genuine Persian Hand Cut Turquoise) , and ritual red colour. From the first to second half 20th century, possibly earlier. On the belly of the Lion the original copper consecreation plate appears complete, untampered, and unopened. Consecreation items should be present inside (most likely prayer parchment or dedication and incense/herbs). I can not guarantee this without opening. This is a wonderful piece for the collector, gift, altar, or an impressive interior design statement. This would be most likely be used as a personal statue while travelling, or a votive offering. Please Note : All my statues are are kept under Buddhist and/or Taoist conditions. They are consecreated and purified (I’m empowered to do this by my teachers, though I make no claims as to them therefore having any magical or talismatic powers as statues/dieties) Income from these is to provide basic financial security at my personal retreat. It allows me to continue to train, practice, and to teach off and online (now all online untillockdown ends) for free or donation. I offer statues as devotional support to anyone’s practices, or simply to bring calm and peace to their home. Rather I’m making them available with the express wish to benefit others. All funds in excess of my costs help me to continue my activities, and my restoration of Buddhist and Asian Art. I originally trained as a Sculptor, then Photographer, and was a successful and acclaimed Jewellery Designer in London in the 1990s producing collections for small boutiques and large department store’s (including Selfridges). Patina, green oxidization on feet, wear, small scratches, dents, loss of gold gilt, loss of ritual red hair colour/pigment, small scratches, casting faults and irregularities, consistent and all usual for age, ritual use, and wear. Stands well, but only on three of its feet, as one is too short. AGE: First to second half 20th Century. Possibly earlier or later. ORIGIN: Tibet, Sino Tibetan. PROVENANCE: From Antiques Dealer Mrs D. Fong, La Habra, California, USA. From a high end USA estate sell of Asian Antiques in 2019. Please see the last photo. Length:83mm / 3inch approximately. Width:37mm / 1.5inch approximately. Height:85mm / 3.5 inch approximately. Weight:329g / 0.8lbs approximately. Non payers will be blocked. Chinese buyers must have feedback, and provide telephone number. Because of present situation world wide, there are delays in receiving your order particularly to China, Italy and Spain. Thankyou, all the best, in these challenging times. The item “Dorje Legpa’- Gilt Bronze, Ritual Red & Turquoise -Tibet- Early/Mid 20th C” is in sale since Monday, March 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Tibetan”. The seller is “jspbayz592″ and is located in Ashford. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Age: 1900-1940
- Product: Buddha
- Original/Repro: Antique Original
- Region of Origin: Tibetan