This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $16,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

10 29-Apr-2021 03:02:19 PM $16,000

39059 29-Apr-2021 03:00:21 PM $15,000

10 29-Apr-2021 02:57:04 PM $14,000

39059 29-Apr-2021 02:52:37 PM $13,000

10 29-Apr-2021 02:47:43 PM $12,000

39059 29-Apr-2021 02:39:44 PM $11,000

17948 29-Apr-2021 02:38:54 PM $10,000 AutoBid

39059 29-Apr-2021 02:38:54 PM $9,500

17948 29-Apr-2021 02:33:32 PM $9,000 AutoBid

39059 29-Apr-2021 02:30:19 PM $8,500

10 29-Apr-2021 11:29:57 AM $8,000 AutoBid

822939 29-Apr-2021 11:29:57 AM $7,500

10 29-Apr-2021 11:29:40 AM $7,000 AutoBid

822939 29-Apr-2021 11:29:40 AM $6,500

10 29-Apr-2021 06:39:58 AM $6,000 AutoBid

39059 28-Apr-2021 10:53:19 PM $5,500

10 21-Apr-2021 12:39:29 AM $5,000

822939 21-Apr-2021 12:16:18 AM $4,750

10 20-Apr-2021 03:15:48 PM $4,500

822939 16-Apr-2021 04:05:13 PM $4,250

10 01-Apr-2021 07:53:14 PM $4,000

The bidding history list updated on: Thursday, January 26, 2023 08:29:55

LOT 211


A Magnificent Japanese Ivory Carved Okimono of Kannon, Tokyo School, Meiji Period, Circa 1905
ivory sculpture
signed Gyokuren on the base
15 x 4 x 3 1/2 in, 38.1 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 CAD

Sold for: $20,000

Preview at:

Private Collection, Japan, then Vancouver (1940)
By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver

The bodhisattva of compassion realistically carved and wearing her monastic robes that are blowing in the wind, her hands clasped in the gesture of meditation while her right wrist supports a basket of peonies, her face with a stoic expression and wearing a high crown containing miniature figure of Amida Buddha, her crown, ears and neck all bearing elaborate tasselled jewelry, all the while standing on her trusted three-clawed dragon mount with gaping jaws and detailed scales and whiskers, all amidst crashing waves. Base with incised signature and seal.

Please note that this work is for domestic purchase only in Canada; Heffel will not ship this work internationally. Please be advised that this lot contains organic material that is protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Veuillez noter que cette œuvre n’est offerte que pour achat national, au Canada seulement; la Maison Heffel refusera d’expédier cette œuvre à l’extérieur du pays. Sachez également que ce lot comporte du matériel organique protégé en vertu de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (CITES).

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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