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A Dehua figure of a Buddhist Monk, 17th-18th century. Estimate £2,000 – 3,000 (€2,700 – 4,000). Photo Bonhams.

The emaciated figure, probably depicting Asita, seated on a rocky plinth with his hands resting on a raised knee, the smiling face flanked with elongated earlobes, crowned with hair ringlets and a raised urna. 23.8cm (9 3/8in) high

Note: For a similarly posed figure, catalogued as ‘The Lohan A-Shih-to’, dated 18th century, see P.J. Donnelly, Blanc-de-Chine, Faber & Faber, 1969.

Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE