• The William F. Reilly Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 2273

    The William F. Reilly Collection

    14 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 3

    A BLANC DE CHINE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

    Price Realised  

    A BLANC DE CHINE FIGURE OF GUANYIN
    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
    Finely modeled seated with right arm on the raised right knee, her left elbow resting on a beaded armrest while she holds a ruyi scepter against her arm, wearing voluminous robes open at the chest to reveal a jeweled ruyi-head necklace, her downcast face with serene expression beneath her crisply modeled hair, pulled back into two braids which extend down the front, the reverse with impressed four character mark reading Chen Wei zhi yin
    9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Bought from the Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, in 2003.