Lot 259. A Dehua figure of a seated Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Height 14 1/4 in., 36.2 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 970,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's.
shown seated lalitasana on a pierced rockwork base, the hair coiled up into a bun, the hands clasped round the raised right leg, wearing a long flowing robe tied at the waist and falling open to reveal a necklace, ribbon-tied scrolls on a rocky outcrop to the left, the back impressed with a He Chaozong square seal mark.
Provenance: E & J Frankel, New York, 1974.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New York, 17 march 2015