June 18, 2020 01:00 PM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Japanese Carved Giltwood Bodhisattva

late 18th/19th century, possibly depicting [Fugen bosatsu] on lotus base in gassho/anjali mudra, shaped and beaded metal crown and necklace embellishments, flame wheel halo, multi tiered base with floral and cloud motifs, 9-1/2 in.

Note: Objects from this personal collection were acquired in Shanghai, China between the years 1862-1902. They were collected by Frederick and Margaret Haskell. Mr. Haskell was the owner of the Japan and China Trading Company. The couple retired to Lake Weir Florida in 1902, bringing these collected objects with them to the United States and they descended through the family to current day. These objects are now being offered to the public for the first time by Brunk Auctions.

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Provenance:Collected in Shanghai, China prior to 1902 by Frederick and Margaret Haskell; By descent in family to Frances Arnold; Private Collection, Newnan, Georgia


scattered surface scratches, areas of gilt loss, some paint flaking, scattered cracks throughout, minor chips and losses to wood; gate on base missing two embellishments; halo with two breaks and repairs, loose at attachment point; loss to one side of metal crown embellishment

Estimate: $500 - $700
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