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A lacquer-gilt bronze figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty. Estimate 8,00012,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s

the figure seated in lalitasana on a qilin on a lotus base, the right hand holding a scroll, wearing long flowing robes and ornate pendant body jewellery, the face with a serene expression, the elaborate openwork tiara, centred with a figure of Amitabha Buddha; 19.8cm, 7¾in.

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM