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A Chinese blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin seated, with lotus 白瓷持莲
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A Chinese blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin seated, with lotus 白瓷持莲观音像 Boji Yuren seal mark 博及渔人款

Finely modeled, the serene deity with flowing robes, a budding lotus in her left hand, a four-character seal mark impressed between her shoulders; later Chinese carved hardwood stand

(H: 9 in. (the porcelain))

PROVENANCE:

Property from the Collection of George W. Ryan, Philadelphia (1924-2006)

Mr. Ryan studied at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a medic and radiologist with the 195th General Hospital in the 101st Airborne division in the United States Army during WWII. After serving in Belgium and Germany, Mr. Ryan spent time in Paris where he began collecting in earnest. Returning to the US, he completed his studies in 1948 at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature, going on to a career as an English teacher in the Philadelphia school system. He was a member of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Philobiblon Club, and the International Snuff Bottle Collector's Society.
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A Chinese blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin seated, with lotus 白瓷持莲

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000
Oct 18, 2022
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Starting Price $750
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0089: A Chinese blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin seated, with lotus 白瓷持莲
Sold for $4,00018 Bids
Est. $1,500 - $2,000Starting Price $750
Asian Arts
Oct 18, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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A Chinese blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin seated, with lotus 白瓷持莲观音像 Boji Yuren seal mark 博及渔人款

Finely modeled, the serene deity with flowing robes, a budding lotus in her left hand, a four-character seal mark impressed between her shoulders; later Chinese carved hardwood stand

(H: 9 in. (the porcelain))

PROVENANCE:

Property from the Collection of George W. Ryan, Philadelphia (1924-2006)

Mr. Ryan studied at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a medic and radiologist with the 195th General Hospital in the 101st Airborne division in the United States Army during WWII. After serving in Belgium and Germany, Mr. Ryan spent time in Paris where he began collecting in earnest. Returning to the US, he completed his studies in 1948 at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature, going on to a career as an English teacher in the Philadelphia school system. He was a member of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Philobiblon Club, and the International Snuff Bottle Collector's Society.
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