Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guanyin, who rests against an ornate arm rest that has a dragon mask stand with jeweled horns. The figure is wrapped in a flowing robe, revealing a lotus flower border on the undergarment.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 169 millimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentLin Chaoqing
Inscription TransliterationLin Chaoqing
Inscription TranslationLin Chaoqing
Inscription CommentLin Chaoqing as pictured in PJ Donnelly’s Blanc de Chine book page 357 paragraph “5. The Family of Lin” example “c. Lin Ch’ao-ching” .
Room 95 label text:
Figure of Guanyin seated on an ornate throne
Potters made figures of gods and goddesses for domestic altars as well as to export at the Dehua kilns. Originally the figures were probably made as cheap alternatives to ivory carvings of deities also made in Fujian. This image of Guanyin on an ornate throne was probably made for the domestic market.
Porcelain moulded and carved with transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
On display: G95/dc35/sh2
Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Quanyin, who rests against an ornate arm rest that has a dragon mask stand with jeweled horns. The figure is wrapped in a flowing robe, revealing a lotus flower border on the undergarment.
Copyright SOAS All rights reserved
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: RRC38824
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.