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.
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