A RARE ENAMELLED PORCELAIN FIGURE OF SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
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A seated porcelain Buddha, glazed in imitation of gilt-bronze, also from the Qianlong period, preserved in the imperial palace in Shenyang, Liaoning province, one of the summer residences of the Qing emperors, is illustrated in The Prime Cultural Relics Collected by the Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum: The Chinaware Volume, Part II, Shenyang, 2008, p. 217.
For another seated porcelain figure of a Buddha in the Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, see Treasures in the royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, p. 322. Compare also A famille-rose enamelled figure of a seated Avalokitesvara, sold in these rooms, 29th October 2001, lot 606. Another example, also from C.T. Loo, was included in the Exhibition of Chinese Arts, C.T. Loo & Co., New York, 1941-42, cat. no. 750. See also an example from the collection of J.M. Hu, sold in our New York rooms, 4th June 1985, lot 70.