22 - 23 March 2012
A DEHUA FIGURE OF GUANYIN
Finely modeled seated in rajalilasana and wearing voluminous robes falling in graceful folds around the body, the right sleeve bunched at the wrist revealing a delicate hand cradling a tied scroll atop her raised knee, the face with downcast eyes and benign expression, the hair arranged beneath an elegantly draped cowl, covered in a creamy glaze of ivory tone
8¼ in. (20.9 cm.) high
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.
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A similar example of roughly the same size dated 1650-1700 is illustrated by P.J. Donnelly, Blanc de Chine: the Porcelain of Tehua in Fukien, New York, 1969, p. 141, fig. B.
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