Lot 117. A large 'Blanc de Chine' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty; 53.5cm., 21 1/8 in. Estimate 15,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's
finely modelled standing on a tumultuous foaming wave base, wearing a long-sleeved robe concealing her hands held together in front of her chest, falling in deep folds around her body and open at the chest to reveal a ruyi pendant on a beaded necklace, the contemplative face with almond-shaped eyes, the hair in long braids and covered by a cowl, the back with an impressed Dehua double-gourd and a Xu Yuyuan zhi mark.
Provenance: Collection of Frances and Raymond Bushell.
The dating of this lot is consistent with the results of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. P107x4
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 09 Nov 2011