15 September 2009
A BLANC-DE-CHINE FIGURE OF GUANYIN
Shown seated with hands hidden within the sleeves of the long robes drawn around her, with a ruyi necklace spanning the chest and a hairpin securing her topknot beneath a cowled shawl, the face with contemplative expression, the glaze of warm ivory tone, faintly impressed He Chaozhong mark on the back
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high, wood stand, box
Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.
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