Statue de Guanyin en biscuit et porcelaine celadon Longquan, Chine, Dynastie Ming (1368-1644)

Statue de Guanyin en biscuit et porcelaine céladon Longquan, Chine, Dynastie Ming (1368-1644).  Estimate €8,000 – €12,000 ($8,913 - $13,369). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The bodhisattva is modelled wearing long flowing robes that open at the chest to reveal a wan symbol, seated invajrasana on a lotus throne which is supported by a tiered base decorated with floral scrolls. The face with downcast eyes bears a serene expression. The figure is covered in a soft celadon glaze, with the hands, face and chest reserved in the biscuit. 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high, wood stand

Provenance: With Edward T. Chow, Hong Kong, 21 April 1964.

Notes: Longquan celadon figures similar to the present lot are usually smaller in size, hence the present lot is a rare example of its type. Compare this lot to a Longquan celadon figure from the collection of Charles Russell, sold at Sotheby's London, 12 July 1960, lot 123; then again in 14 May 2008, lot 332. This example is illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 166; The World's Great Collections. Oriental Ceramics, vol. 8, Tokyo, 1982, pl. 190; and Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Ulricehamn, 2002, pl. 385.

A LONGQUAN CELADON AND BISCUIT FIGURE OF GUANYIN, CHINA, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

Christie's. ART D'ASIE, 9 June 2015, Paris