Lot 243. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Wen Chang, 17th century; 37.8cm., 14 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000—6,000 GBP. Lot Sold 46,850 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2009
the figure holding a small scroll in his left hand, wearing a peaked hat and loose-fitting robes, seated on a rockwork base, impressed He Chaozong mark.
Note: For a similar example, attributed to circa 1620-50, holding a ruyi sceptre and leaning on a rockwork ledge, see Rose Kerr, Blanc de Chine: Porcelain from Dehua, Singapore, 2002, p. 32, fig. 21.