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White Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guantin in the attitude of meditation. White. There is a seal mark on the back. The interior and the base are neatly finished, with small areas of grit adhered to the front of the base.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 138 millimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Positionon back
Room 95 label text:
Figure of a seated Guanyin in the attitude of meditation
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. 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. This figure has a four character maker’s mark on the back.
Porcelain moulded and carved with transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1900
White Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guantin in the attitude of meditation. White. There is a seal mark on the back. The inside and the base are neatly finished, with small areas of grit adhered to the front of the base.
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Object reference number: RRC38764
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