Lot 171. A parcel-gilt bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) high overallEstimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 

Modelled in dhyanasana, with hands in abhayamudra, wearing flowing robes adorned with floral scroll borders, an elaborate necklace over the plain chest, earrings and a tall pierced tiara with scrolling leaves, with a serene expression and long knotted hair falling over both shoulders, on a separate lotus petal stand.

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 11 May 2010