A blanc de Chine seated figure of Guanyin

Lot 121. A blanc de Chine seated figure of Guanyin, 17th century; 19cm (7 1/2in) high. Estimate 6.000 £ - 8.000 £. Sold for £ 6,000 (€ 7,032). Photo: Bonhams.

The Goddess of Mercy modelled in a relaxed seated pose with the right hand resting on the right leg tucked beneath her, the left hand holding a ruyi sceptre resting on a table with lion-heads forming the legs, the eyes gently downcast, the long robe covering the body and falling in flowing folds to surround the body.

Provenance: a distinguished American private collection

NoteThe modelling and hairstyle are similar to a seated figure of Guanyin, He Chaozong mark, 17th century, which was sold at Bonhams London, 16 May 2013, lot 18.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 8 Nov 2018