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A large and unusual blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin, China, marked puji yuren , 18th century. photo Nagel Auctions

Shown seated atop a tall pierced rockwork base, her hands resting upon the raised right knee and hidden within the long sleeves of the gracefully draped robes, with a bundle of scrolls placed on an outcropping of rock to one side, her hair dressed in knotted tresses, and her face modelled with gentle expression, the back impressed with the four-character mark puji yuren, all under a blue-tinted white glaze

Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12 November 2003, lot 220

Few tiny chips, some of them restored, good condition. H. 47 cm - Estimate 20 000 €

Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. November 4th 2011. www.auction.de