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Guanyin

  • Object:

    Figure and stand

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.1275&A-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Porcelain figure of Guanyin, with brocade stand. Painted with overglaze enamels in the famille verte palette. She is seated with a child on her knee. Her robes are painted with lotus scrolls, cranes, a ruyi head, a peony, plum-blossom, waves and diapers. Base unglazed.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1662-1722 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

Dimensions

Height: 23.5 cm

Object history note

Formerly in the Carmichael Collection. Lot 226 in the Sale of the collection of Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael, Bt. (afterwards Lord Carmichael) at Christie's, May 13, 1902, for £162 15s.

Descriptive line

Figure of Guanyin with brocade stand, porcelain painted with overglaze enamels in the famille verte palette, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bushell, Chinese Art, fig 47

Production Note

Register

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

禪坐; Lotus flowers; Ruyi; 孩嬰; Flower (plum); 送子觀音; Diaper-work; Peonies

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

East Asia Collection

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