A blanc-de-Chine figure of Guanyin Puyi yuren mark, 18th century
Lot 1
A blanc-de-Chine figure of Guanyin 18th century, impressed Boji yuren mark
Sold for £17,500 (US$ 28,577) inc. premium

Lot Details
A blanc-de-Chine figure of Guanyin Puyi yuren mark, 18th century
An Important European Private Collection of Chinese Art (Lots 1 to 20)
A blanc-de-Chine figure of Guanyin
18th century, impressed Boji yuren mark
The figure modelled with a serene face and downcast eyes beneath an elegantly coiffed topknot, the delicate hands pouring out a libation from a small upturned bottle, one foot peeping out from beneath the energetically flowing robes, wood stand. 37cm (14½in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • 十八世紀 德化白瓷觀音像 模製「博及漁人」篆書款

    Provenance: acquired from John Sparks Ltd., London, on 21 December 1953
    A European private collection and thence by descent

    The mark of Boji Yuren ([Virtue] extends to all, [even] fishermen) is found according to P.J.Donnelly almost exclusively on figures. The present figure is rare for its modelling with the Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin, holding the flask, whereas she is more often modelled holding a ruyi sceptre or a scroll. The combination of the words Guan and Yin translates as 'She who always sees and pays attention to listening'.
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