London, South Kensington
14 May 2014
A LONGQUAN CELADON SHRINE OF GUANYIN
MING DYNASTY, 14TH/ 15TH CENTURY
The figure of Guanyin is reserved in the biscuit seated on a ledge within a grotto framed by cloud-scrolls and a moon. The scrolls support a bird on one side and a ledge on the other. A moulded lotus leaf and lotus flower stem form the base. There are two apertures to the reverse.
12? in. (32 cm.) high
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A similar shrine sold at Christie's New York, 19-20 September 2013, lot 1285.
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