Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guanyin wrapped in a cape, with hair is in knots resting on her shoulders, and a small slit on either side of her mouth. White. The figure has a hollow interior.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 200 millimetres
- Width: 112 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the back
Inscription Content雲山 劉夢龍製
Inscription TransliterationYunshan Liu Menglong Zhi
Inscription TranslationMade by Liu Menglong of Yunshan
Inscription CommentIncised on the back Yunshan Liu Menglong Zhi (made by Liu Menglong of Yunshan)
Room 95 label text:
Figure of Guanyin
Potters made figures of gods and goddesses for domestic altars as well as to export at the Dehua kilns. Porcelains from Dehua were exported to Europe as evidenced by excavations, shipwrecks, shipping lists and inventories of possessions. They were also made for the domestic market. Figures of Guanyin are quite common. Many of these bear the marks of individual potters or their families. This one is inscribed on the back雲山 劉夢龍製 (Yunshan, Liu Menglong zhi ‘made by Liu Menglong of Yunshan’).
Porcelain moulded and carved with transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing dynasty, about AD 1800–1900
Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guanyin wrapped in a cape, with hair is in knots resting on her shoulders, and a small slit on either side of her mouth. White. The figure is hollow inside.
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Object reference number: RRC38766
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