A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin. Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo Sotheby's
modeled seated in rajalilasana with robes falling in graceful folds around the body revealing a beaded necklace, the right sleeve bunched at the wrist to show a hand resting on a raised knee, the face with downcast eyes and benign expression, the hair arranged beneath an elegantly draped cowl, the back with an impressed seal mark reading Lin Xiaozong yin. Height 8 in., 22 cm. Estimation: 1,500 - 2,000 USD - Lot. Vendu 23,750 USD
PROVENANCE: Phillips London, 10th June 1992, lot 211.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York | 11 sept. 2012 www.sothebys.com