PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION
Compare a standing figure of Guanyin with related facial features, such as the pointed nose and broad eyes, in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco from the Avery Brundage collection, illustrated in Rene-Yvon d’Argence (ed.), Chinese, Korean and Japanese Sculpture in the Avery Brundage Collection, San Francisco, 1974, pl. 145. A slightly earlier but similarly carved figure, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 18th March 1991, lot 343, was included in the exhibition The Art of Contemplation. Religious Sculpture from Private Collections, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1997, cat. no. 84; and another in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is published in Hai-wai yi-chen. Chinese Art in Overseas Collections. Buddhist Sculpture II, Taipei, 1990, pl. 142.
The result of Radio Carbon Dating Measurement Report no. RCD-8065 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
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