M3630

Guanyin seated cross-legged on a rockwork base with her hands covered by her long flowing robes tied above the waist, extending to a cowl revealing her detailed hair and a ruyi-head tiara, wearing a ruyi-head necklace, covered in a rich cream glaze.

7 ¼ inches, 18.5 cm high.

Late Ming dynasty, circa 1630.

  • Published by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2014, no. 25.
  • From an important French collection of a lady in Saint Cloud, France.
  • Purchased from Roger Duchange, 12 Rue des Saint-Pères, Paris, 25th May 1993.
  • A similar Guanyin without the rockwork base previously sold by John Sparks, London, is illustrated by P. J. Donnelly in Blanc de Chine, pl. 155A; another related Guanyin, on a lotus base, was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2006, no. 6, p. 18.
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