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A porcelain enamelled and gilded vajra, Qing dynasty, Qianlong/Jiaqing (1736-95).

12 000 - 15 000 SEK
1 100 - 1 370 EUR
1 160 - 1 450 USD
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Cecilia Nordström
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A porcelain enamelled and gilded vajra, Qing dynasty, Qianlong/Jiaqing (1736-95).

After the bronze modell, gilded and enamelled. Length 16.5 cm.

Chips. Two claws with repairs.


From a private Swedish Collection.


Compare with deities made in porcelain from the Qianlong period. For example see Sothebys, sale PF1027, Lot 196. Also see Christies, Auction 2339, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art lot 1494. 17 Sep 2010.

Also see Registration number Franks.582.+ In the collection of the British Museum.

More information

The Vajra  'Thunderbolt' is a legendary and ritual weapon, symbolising the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force).

The vajra is a type of club with a ribbed spherical head. The ribs may meet in a ball-shaped top, or they may be separate and end in sharp points with which to stab. The vajra is the weapon of Indra, the Vedic king of the devas and heaven. It is used symbolically by the dharmic traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, often to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power.