A Pair of Chinese Blanc De Chine Figures of Guanyin, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A Pair of Chinese Blanc De Chine Figures of Guanyin, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

1662 to 1722 China

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Each modelled standing wearing long flowering robes, their clothes and hair coloured in cold-painted enamel, probably in Augsberg
Replacement hands, minor restoration to extremities, heads re-stuck
Similar figures with European cold-painted enamel decoration may be found in the Royal Collections of Europe. According to Bo Gyllensvard, in The Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm, Malmo, 1972 ‘In the 1690’s Hedvig Eleonora purchased in Holland a great many figures in blanc de Chine from Fukien. These she placed in her apartments in Drottningholm…. and other palaces, on mantle-pieces, tables or wall-consoles. She was not always satisfied with the white porcelain, and therefore provided them with bright supplementary colours’.

An identical figure is illustrated on page 159, top row, C.
Dimensions
Height 54.00 cm (21.26 inches)
Stock Code
1119
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