Equisite large and heavy Bronze figure of Lady Musician in the Kuan Lin style.
Most likely the figure of "Bentin" (Japanese), Goddess of Art (Music), Love and Fertility.
Extreme details on every portion of this bronze down to the little needle cross lines on the front of the gown. A master bronze caster obviously did this and the mold must have been very new to have this detail.
This figure appears to be a lady musciian playing a pipa. The mark read ts'ai fang shan in Wade Giles and cai fan shan in Pinyin. This bronze figure was recently appraised to retail for $750.
This figure weighs 15 pounds and is 16 1/2 inches in height, 9 inches wide and 6 inches in depth at the widest point.
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