Lot 744. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 13 1/2 in., 34.3 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
standing barefoot on a pedestal of swirling clouds, the face modeled with a serene expression with downcast eyes, pendulous earlobes and an urna mark on the forehead, the hair gathered in a high chignon secured by a lingzhi-form tiara beneath a draped cowl extending over the rounded shoulders, the long billowing robes open at the chest revealing a beaded foliate-motif necklace, the hands clasped together emerging from the voluminous sleeves.