A Dehua seated Guanyin, Late Ming Dynasty, 17th century

Lot 3327. A Dehua seated Guanyin, Late Ming Dynasty, 17th century. Estimate HKD 250,000 - HKD 300,000 (USD 33,000 - USD 39,000). Price Realised HKD 300,000 (USD 38,693). © Christie's Images Ltd 2011

The deity is seated on a lotus base, the hands in dhana mudra, gesture of meditation, held above the legs crossed, hidden under the voluminous robes, the hair swept behind a floral diadem and tied in a topknot under the cowl, the facial features finely modelled with eyes downcast to provide an expression of contemplation - 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) high, box.  

ProvenanceAn English private collection 

ExhibitedBlanc De Chine, S. Marchant & Son, London, 2006, p. 18, no. 6 

NoteA similar example from the Hickley Collection, Singapore, is illustrated by R. Kerr and J. Ayers, Blanc de Chine, Porcelain from Dehua, 2002, no. 4.  

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 30 November 2011, Hong Kong