M4799

£16,000

Description

A Chinese porcelain blanc de Chine Guanyin seated with her arms and legs concealed under the robes tied at the waist and extending to a folded cowl covering her detailed hair, with serene expression and urna mark on her forehead, wearing a single strand necklace, covered in a cream glaze.

5 5/8 inches, 14.3 cm high.

Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640.

Condition

Tiny nibble on cowl.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • From a private collection, Montpellier, France, assembled over 40 years.
  • A similar Guanyin was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 1985, no. 5, p. 9; another is illustrated by Regina Krahl in Chinese Ceramics from The Meiyintang Collection, Volume Two, no. 1009, p. 307.
  • Published by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2014, no. 34, p. 63
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