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.