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

The Bodhisattva modelled as the ‘Guanyin of the South Sea’ standing in contraposto atop a crustacean, clad in flowing robes, the left arm cradling a ruyi sceptre, the serene face crowned with long hair falling to the shoulders in tresses. 24.8cm (9 3/4in) high

Note: For a similarly posed figure of Guanyin see P.J. Donnelly, Blanc-de-chine, Faber&Faber 1969, pl. 146D.

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