A Dehua figure of Buddha, Hui Jiang shan ren seal mark, Late Ming, 17th century. Estimate £4,000 – 6,000 (€5,300 – 8,000). Photo Bonhams.
The standing figure expertly modelled with long robes, the serene face with a small raised urna and flanked with elongated ears, the head covered with typical tight coils of hair, the right hand in bhumisparsa mudra, all raised on a lotus plinth. 42cm (16 1/2in) high
Notes: For comparable figures of a standing Buddha see Marchant, Blanc de Chine, 2006, no. 4, p. 14; and Marchant, Blanc-de-Chine, 2014, no. 7, p. 20; another, with the mark Zhang Shoushan, now in the British Museum, is illustrated in M. Medley, The World’s Great Collections Vol. 6 The Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 1982, no. 205, collection no. 414.
For another comparable example sold at auction see Christie’s London, 03/11/09, no. 306, p. 194.
The four-character seal mark Hui Jian shan ren ‘The Hermit Hui Jiang’ is recorded by P. J. Donnelly, Blanc-de-Chine, London 1969 under Potter’s Marks, Fancy Names, F8.b, p. 359. where he illustrates a Guanyin with the same mark.
Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE