A Gilt Bronze Makara Finial
A Gilt Bronze Makara Finial, Tibet, 13th/14th Century. The mythical creature with crocodile body elaborately cast with gaping mouth and coiled trunk, its tail rising up in a finely detailed foliate swirl, thickly cast from high copper content bronze with rich gilding, the base plate with two prongs.
Sold Price: National Treasure: Qing Dynasty Imperial Gilt-Bronze Figure of Green Tara - July 5, 0117 7:00 PM PDT
This giant gilt-bronze green tara statue weighing more than 100 kilograms is so unprecedented that it is certainly a masterpiece made during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty. This green tara statue is exquisite in modelling, elegant in posture, detached in romantic charm, meticulous in carving and casting process, and giant in shape. It must be the royal family who could meet all these fastidious demands for the resources. It is believed that the green tara of Tibet…