A Fine Collection of Chinese Pottery, Porcelain and Jade

Timed Online Auction, 2 - 22 November 2023

A Collection of Chinese Ceramics
  • A Chinese 'blanc de chine' figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty, late 16th/early 17th century
  • A Chinese 'blanc de chine' figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty, late 16th/early 17th century
  • A Chinese 'blanc de chine' figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty, late 16th/early 17th century


Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 40 000

About this Item

A Chinese 'blanc de chine' figure of Guanyin, Ming Dynasty, late 16th/early 17th century

the seated figure with her right hand resting on her right knee, 12,5cm high

Notes

During the Ming Dynasty, the highest quality porcelain production was coming from Jingdezhen, in the province of Jiangxi, with the remaining ceramic factories producing coarser ware for local consumption. The main exception to this is the factory of Dehua, in the province of Fujian, which produced an exquisite white monochrome porcelain known as ‘blanc de chine’. The pieces have a smooth, glossy texture in a variation of tones, but most commonly we see the creamier white colour of ivory. These pieces were modelled primarily as figurines, depicting Buddhist deities such as the Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy, the Buddha, and the Taoist immortals.



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