A CHINESE DEHUA BLANC DE CHINE FIGURE OF A STANDING GUANYIN, QING DYNASTY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
The elegant Goddess of Mercy modelled standing wearing loose fitting flowing robes, tied above the waist, a lotus pendant to her chest, her hair tied in an elaborate chignon set with a diadem enclosing a small figure of the Amitabha Buddha, her hands forming the gesture of explanation, vitarka mudra impressed four-character seal mark, PUJI YUREN mark within a square, Virtue extends to all, (even) fishermen.
|Year||Circa 1800 - 1899|
Collection of Dr. Arthur Spriggs (1919-2015)
By repute received in 1972 from P.J. Donelly, (author of Blanc De Chine, Faber & Faber, London, 1969) in exchange for a Kangxi blue and white ginger jar.
|Condition||Minor restoration to the hem of the robe|