28 septembre 2020

A large glazed tileworks figure of seated Guanyin, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century

 

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Lot 836. A large glazed tileworks figure of seated Guanyin, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 16th-17th century; 20 ¼ in. (51.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.

Shown seated in rajalilasana with the right arm resting on the raised right knee while the left supports the weight of the figure, wearing a scarf over the shoulders, and long, draped scarves and layered dhoti, the head surmounted by a tiara centered by a figure of Amitabha Buddha, the details picked out in green, aubergine, cream and amber glazes.

Provenance: Charlotte Horstmann & Gerald Godfrey Ltd., Hong Kong, 24 April 1985.
The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago.

Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020


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