Lot 745. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 7 1/8 in., 18 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
seated, draped in long flowing robes falling in folds exposing the bare left foot, the shawl loosely tied at the front revealing a beaded pendant on the bare chest, the right hand resting on the raised right knee, the left holding a scroll and supported on a beast-mask fronted arm rest, the head slightly turned to the side with heavily lidded eyes and serene expression, the long tresses neatly pulled back, knotted and falling down over the shoulders.