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Dehua porcelain figure of a seated Guanyn, with elongated ear lobes and jewelled crown, necklace and bracelet, holding a scroll in one hand and sitting on an oval plinth. The figure is hollow inside. There is incised decoration on the plinth.
- Made in: Dehua
- (Asia,China,Fujian (province),Dehua)
- Height: 262 millimetres
Inscription CommentSeal mark incised on the back
Published PDF date : Qing, ca. 1700Room 95 label text:
Figure of seated Guanyin
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. Figures of Guanyin, are quite common. This figure shows her holding a scroll. It bears the mark of the individual potter on the back.
Porcelain with moulded, carved and incised decoration and transparent glaze
Dehua ware 德化窯
Dehua, Fujian province 德化, 福建省
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700–1800
White Dehua porcelain modelled figure of a seated Guanyn, with elongated ear lobes and jewelled crown, necklace and bracelet. Holds a scroll in one hand and sits on oval plinth decorated with incised decoration. Hollow inside.
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Object reference number: RRC39360
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