• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 306

    A RARE BLANC DE CHINE FIGURE OF BUDDHA

    LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

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    A RARE BLANC DE CHINE FIGURE OF BUDDHA
    LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
    Finely modelled standing on a short lotus pedestal, wearing long flowing robes tied at the waist leaving the chest bare and elegantly draped over his arm, holding in his left hand a round jewel and with his right arm outstretched to the side in bhumisparsa mudra, the face with a serene expression beneath the tightly curled hair and framed by long pendulous ears
    15¾ in. (40 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Reputedly this figure was in the collection of Paul-Marie-Louis Guilbert (1787 - 1934), a renowned art collector who upon his death bequeathed most of his collection to the City of Rouen.