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    Sale 5336

    Chinese Art

    7 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 437

    A BLANC DE CHINE BUDDHIST SHRINE, KANGXI, CIRCA 1690

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BLANC DE CHINE BUDDHIST SHRINE, KANGXI, CIRCA 1690
    shaped as a grotto, enclosing at the top a seated Guanyin with two standing attendants to her sides, above the Eighteen Lohans with their various attributes, covered overall with a white crackled glaze, painted black Dresden Palace mark N=580 to interior -- 8¼in. (20.9 cm.) high.


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    Compare a similar grotto shrine included by S. Marchant & Son in their exhibition 'Blanc de Chine', November 2006, no. 34, p. 56.

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