01 juin 2021

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century



Lot 3023. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 14 ½ in. (37 cm.) high, box. Estimate: HKD 180,000 - HKD 260,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021.

The elegant figure is shown standing barefoot on a base of swirling clouds with her head turned to one side providing a serene expression. Her upswept hair is dressed in a topknot fastened behind a tiara, with a cowl partially covering the head and draped across the shoulders, flanking a bejewelled necklace across the chest above her hands. The reverse is impressed with a four-character seal mark Xilaixuan zhi, 'Made by the Studio of Western Pavilion'.

Provenance: A French private collection, acquired prior to 1960.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 28 may 2021

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