Lot 187. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century. Height 11 3/4 in., 29.8 cm. Estimate 14,000 — 18,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. © Sotheby's.
modeled seated on rockwork, wearing long-sleeved robes falling in graceful folds open at the chest revealing a lotus pendant necklace, both hands resting on the right knee with an alms bowl in one hand, the face with downcast eyes and benign expression, framed by two knotted tresses on the shoulders.