A Dehua figure of seated Guanyin, late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1342. A Dehua figure of seated Guanyin, late Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. 

The bodhisattva is shown seated in rajalilasana on a rockwork throne with right hand resting on her knee and wearing voluminous robes, a beaded necklace and a cowl draped above her floral-scroll tiara. 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) high

ProvenanceCaptain J. Meuldijk Collection, the Netherlands.

NotesCompare the Dehua figure of Guanyin seated in a similar pose on a rockwork throne, also wearing full robes and a cowl over her hair, of comparable size (9 5/8 in.), and dated ca. 1650-1700, in the Koger Collection, Ringling Museum of Art, Florida, illustrated by J. Ayers, Blanc de Chine: Divine Images in Porcelain, China Institute, New York, 2002, p. 85, no. 36.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza