London, South Kensington
7 November 2008
A BLANC DE CHINE BUDDHIST SHRINE, KANGXI, CIRCA 1690
shaped as a grotto, enclosing at the top a seated Guanyin with two standing attendants to her sides, above the Eighteen Lohans with their various attributes, covered overall with a white crackled glaze, painted black Dresden Palace mark N=580 to interior -- 8¼in. (20.9 cm.) high.
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Compare a similar grotto shrine included by S. Marchant & Son in their exhibition 'Blanc de Chine', November 2006, no. 34, p. 56.
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