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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1257633

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Ascot Court Antiques
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17th - 18th century
Early Qing dynasty
Porcelain with yellowish clear glaze
Height: 24.2 cm / 9.5 in
Width: 12 cm / 4.7 in (at widest point)
From a Northern California private collection

A well-modeled blanc de chine Guanyin, with harmonious proportions and elegant lines. Its yellowish and bubbly clear glaze is typical of 17th/18th century Dehua white wares. This Guanyin’s face is round and magnanimous, evoking earlier images of the Guanyin as an androgynous bodhisattva.

This figure is additionally supported by a rocky plinth. The delicate miniature censer to the Guanyin’s side is nearly identical to popular 17th century Dehua blanc de chine censers

The back of the guanyin is marked with a underglaze gourd-shaped mark, possibly representing the studio of He Chaozong.

Condition: there is a flat chip underneath the guanyin’s hand, and various uneven chips along the sleeve around the hand. The hand itself is missing one finger (the pinky). The back has a shallow original firing flaw, and the tip of the censer has a fleabite. [Please examine all photos carefully; they are part of the condition report.]