Lot 3046. A gilt-bronze figure of 'Water-Moon' Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 23 cm., 9 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's
Avalokitesvara reclining in lalitasana next to an amrita bottle with the left leg pendent over an elevated rocky ledge with his foot resting on a mythical beast, the right leg drawn up in a relaxed and contemplative posture, his right hand holding a cintamani, wearing a crown with a miniature Amitabha, with long tresses of hair falling to the shoulders, further embellished with jewelry including studded earrings, a beaded necklace, and bracelets, a scarf with floral-patterned hems around the bare shoulders flowing over the arms, the loose skirts gathered at the waist and fastened by a belt, spreading over the edge in layered folds.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011