• The William F. Reilly Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 2273

    The William F. Reilly Collection

    14 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 4

    A BLANC DE CHINE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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, covered by a cowl, the reverse with illegible impressed four character mark
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) high


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    Provenance

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