Lot 2165. A turquoise and aubergine-glazed figure of a Bodhisattva, 18th-19th century; 11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.
The figure is finely modeled kneeling on a lotus base, with hands raised at the chest, and hair fashioned into a tall topknot behind a five-point crown. His rounded face has a serene, smiling expression and he is depicted wearing elaborate beaded jewelery, a dhoti folded over at the waist, a shawl and celestial scarf, all glazed in turquoise and aubergine.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014