A Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640; 5 5/8 inches, 14.3 cm high. Courtesy Marchant Asian Art London.
seated with her arms and legs concealed under the robes tied at the waist and extending to a folded cowl covering her detailed hair, with serene expression and urna mark on her forehead, wearing a single strand necklace, covered in a cream glaze.
Provenance : From a private collection, Montpellier, France, assembled over 40 years
Note: A similar Guanyin was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 1985, no. 5, p. 9; another is illustrated by Regina Krahl in Chinese Ceramics from The Meiyintang Collection, Volume Two, no. 1009, p. 307.
Published: Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2014, no. 34, p. 63.