Lot 767. A polychrome wood seated figure of the 'Water-Moon’ Guanyin, Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 56 in. (142.3 cm.) high. Price realised USD 52,920 (Estimate USD 20,000 – USD 30,000). © Christie's 2022
The bodhisattva is shown seated in lalitasana, the 'posture of royal ease', with right arm extended to the side and resting on the bent right knee while the left hangs pendent, wearing a loosely draped shawl and scarves over the shoulder, arms and around the torso. The face is carved with heavy-lidded eyes and a gentle expression below the hair set in a tall chignon behind a high headdress.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022