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BLANC-DE-CHINE VARIOUS PROPERTIES
A BLANC-DE-CHINE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

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A BLANC-DE-CHINE FIGURE OF GUANYIN
18TH CENTURY

Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne supported on a swirled wave base beaded with droplets and applied with well-modeled lotus flowers, buds and leaves, wearing long robes open at the chest showing multiple strands of jeweled pendants, her hands held before her in dhyanamudra, the face with benign features, flanked by long knotted tresses falling from beneath an elaborate diadem set with a central figure of Amitabha, the reverse with two impressed maker's marks, Xu Yun Lin Zhi, Xu Yu Yuan Zhi, and De Hua mark in a gourd, some restoration--17 in. (43.2cm.) high

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The Xu family seals are listed in Donnelly, Appendix 4,F. a and b

A nearly identical figure is in The Cleveland Museum of Art, illustrated by Sherman E. Lee, The World of Ceramics, Masterpieces from The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1982, no. 132, and by Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt, Ming Porcelain, p. 251, pl. 271
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