17 - 18 September 2015
A LARGE DEHUA GROUP OF GUANYIN AND A CHILD
LATE QING DYNASTY
Guanyin is shown seated on a pierced rockwork base that supports a vase to one side, she peers down at the young boy seated in her lap, who raises his left hand while holding the stem of a lotus bud in his right hand. The goddess of Mercy wears voluminous robes that drape over her topknot and he wears an apron. The back is impressed with a Dehua double-gourd-shaped mark and a seal mark, He Chao Zong yin (seal of He Chao Zong).
21 in. (53.4 cm.) high
Private collection, Switzerland, before 1930.
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