The Property of a Gentleman of Title
A magnificent blanc-de-Chine figure of Guanyin
Impressed He Chaozong mark, circa 1640
The gentle Goddess of Mercy expertly carved seated with serene expression, her hair in a high chignon bound by an intricate lotus tiara with a small Amitabha figure in the centre and covered with a long veil sweeping over the shoulders, the delicate hands gently clasped in her lap in samadhi pose, the richly sculpted robe gathered at the high waist revealing a jewelled lotus pendant on the chest, and flowing down in thick folds to cover the feet and parts of the double lotus pedestal, all covered with a rich creamy glaze, fitted box. 37.4cm (14 3/4in) high (2).
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