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Lot 13. A small Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century; Height 8 cm, 3⅛ in. Lot sold: 25,200 GBP (Estimate: 300 -500 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's

dressed in a loose robe cascading in voluminous folds, the base with a mark reading Zhang xi within a cartouche.

Provenance: Presumably F. E. Wilkinson, 26th September 1919.
Collection of Marcus Ezekiel (1854-1927).

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Lot 14. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th century; Height 23.5 cm, 9¼ in. Lot sold: 11,970 GBP (Estimate: 4,000 -6,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's

modelled seated on a lion and supported on a rockwork base, with the right hand holding a book and the other resting on the lion's back, dressed in long flowing robes, the back with a seal mark

Provenance: Presumably Eastwood & Holt, 17th July 1912.
Collection of Marcus Ezekiel (1854-1927).

ExhibitedThe World in Monochromes, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 2009, cat. no. 265.

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Lot 15. A small Dehua cup, 17th century; Width 7 cm, 2¾ in. Lot sold: 4,032 GBP (Estimate: 200 -300 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's

with a body raised on three pointed feet, inscribed to one side with a five character poem.

Provenance: Collection of Marcus Ezekiel (1854-1927).

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Lot 16. A Dehua 'magnolia' cup, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; Height 13.5 cm, 5⅜ in. Lot sold: 5,670 GBP (Estimate: 2,000 -3,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's

naturalistically modelled as a large magnolia flower, with curled petals, stemming from a gnarled branch bearing further buds.

Provenance: Leon Wannieck, Paris, 16th March 1922.
Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 23rd March 1922.
Collection of Marcus Ezekiel (1854-1927).
Literature: P. J. Donnelly, Blanc de Chine, London, 1969, pl. 65A.
Mary Redfern, 'China Without Dragons. An Exhibition Presented by the Oriental Ceramic Society', Arts of Asia, November-December, 2016, p. 159, fig. 4.
Exhibited: International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Art, London, 1935-36, cat. no. 2597.
The Arts of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1964, cat. no. 301.
The World in Monochromes, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 2009, cat. no. 264.
China Without Dragons, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 2016, cat. no. 56.

 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 3 november 2021