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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 495

    A BLANC-DE-CHINE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BLANC-DE-CHINE FIGURE OF GUANYIN
    18TH CENTURY
    Shown seated with hands resting on her raised left knee and hidden within the sleeves of the long robes drawn around her, with a jeweled floral necklace spanning the chest, the face with delicate features and the hair pulled up in a high coiffure behind a jeweled ruyi head-form crown, attached to a short scarf covering the back of the head, the glaze of slightly bluish tone, with two seals impressed in the back reading Dehua and boji yuren
    10 5/16 in. (26.2 cm.) high, wood stand


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    The mark boji yuren may be translated, 'virtue extends to all, even fisherman.'
    A similar, though smaller (8 7/8 in.), unmarked 18th century blanc-de-chine figure of a seated Guanyin was sold in these rooms, 21 March 2002, lot 228.