A cream-glazed figure of Guanyin

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Lot 8224
A cream-glazed figure of Guanyin

Sold for US$ 47,500 inc. premium
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A cream-glazed figure of Guanyin
Enveloped in a long mantle that covers her head and body, a lingzhi fungus spray applied to the front of her coiffure and a bead necklace visible on her chest as she sits in royal ease with her right hand holding a small scroll on a separately molded base encircled with overlapping leaves, the craze-filled glaze covering all surfaces except the flat base centered with a circular firing hole and bearing an inscribed cyclical date da Ming Wanli yimao year (1615), and the long dedication naming Kaiyuan temple, Dongxi village outside the eastern gate of Tongan county, Zhangzhou-fu and the donor Mrs. Lin of the Shi family.
22in (56cm) high

Footnotes

  • 乳白釉塑瓷觀音像

    The prototype for this lot appears to be the late Ming cream glazed porcelain seated figure of Guanyin, carved with an identical inscription on its base and ascribed to the Zhangzhou kilns of Fujian. See He Li, Chinese Ceramics: a new comprehensive survey from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1996, cat. no. 507, illustrated p. 245 and discussed pp. 261-262.
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A cream-glazed figure of Guanyin
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