15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE GALSTER-IRELAND COLLECTION
A DEHUA FIGURE OF A SEATED GUANYIN AND CHILD
The figure is shown seated on a rocky plinth, holding a child on her raised right knee. She wears long, loose robes that fall in folds around the body, and a necklace, and her long hair is pulled into two long braids, each tied in a knot and trailing down her shoulders. An elixir bottle is on the ledge beside her.
11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high
Acquired in New York prior to 1990.
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For a similar figure of Guanyin holding a child and seated on rocks with an elixir vase at her side see Exhibition of Blanc de Chine, S. Marchant & Son, London, 1994, p. 24, no. 10.
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