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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 499

    A LARGE BLANC-DE-CHINE FIGURE OF A STANDING GUANYIN

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

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    A LARGE BLANC-DE-CHINE FIGURE OF A STANDING GUANYIN
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Shown standing atop a cloud base, her clasped hands hidden within the folds of her long sleeves, with a ruyi necklace spanning the chest above her sash-tied dhoti, the hair drawn back behind a diadem set with Buddha seated on a lotus base and covered with a cowl, the face with a gentle expression, covered overall with a glaze of bluish tone
    17 5/8 in. (44.8 cm.) high, box


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    A similar, though slightly larger (20 in. high), early 17th century blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin formerly in The Koger Collection, shown standing on a base of crashing waves, bearing the seal of He Chaozong, is illustrated by J. Ayers, Blanc De Chine: Divine Images in Porcelain, China Institute, New York, 2002, p. 75, no. 26.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN