A large blue and white figure of seated Guanyin Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period | 明萬曆 青花觀音坐像
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
A large blue and white figure of seated Guanyin
Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period
the seated figure holding a cup in the left hand and the stem of a leafy sprig in the right, her face with benign expression below the foliate crown centered by Amitabha Buddha, wearing long flowing robes decorated with dragon and phoenix roundels, with a circular aperture on either side of the plinth and one in the middle of the back
There are several firing cracks to the figure and base, including, but not limited to, a crack encircling the upper part of the stand with small areas of infill with five further firing cracks extending vertically from this down to the base, and further shorter firing cracks around the base, the head of the figure has been re-attached with associated hairline firing lines running down the shoulders and minor loss to the hair on the right side, and a horizontal firing crack running across the lower back of the figure, and there are seven circa 4cm., long cracks extending from the two pierced firing holes on the base.
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From a European Nobel collection .
Christie's New York, 22nd March 1999, lot 286A.
Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no. 301
Jean-Paul Desroches編《Two Americans in Paris，A Quest for Asian Art》，2016年，巴黎，圖版301
From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March 2017.
From the Land of Asia, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas, 4th March – 19th August 2018.
《From the Land of Asia》，Pointe-à-Callière 博物館，蒙特利爾，2016年11月17 - 2017年3月19日
《From the Land of Asia》，Kimbell美術館，德克薩斯，2018年3月4 - 8月19日