A Blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin. Late Ming dynasty
Seated on rockwork, the serene Goddess of Mercy is modelled with soft contours, she holds a child in her arms, her long cowled robe fall in soft pleats on her feet.
- China (Dehua)
- Period :
- Late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), circa 1640/1660
- 7.28 in. (18,5 cm)
- Reference :
A French private collection
For a very similar Guanyin, see Marchant, Blanc de Chine, 2006, p. 50, no. 28.
Another similar Guanyin is in the collections of the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), bequest of the widow of H. K. Westendorp, 1968, on long term loan from the Society of friends of Asiatic Art and illustrated by Christiaan Jörg in Chinese Ceramics, no. 282, p. 245.
Photography : Jérémie Beylard / Agence PHAR