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A Chinese blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin seated, with scroll 白瓷持卷
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A Chinese blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin seated, with scroll 白瓷持卷轴观音像 Boji Yuren mark 博及渔人款

Elegantly modeled, with flowing robes and serene visage, four-character seal mark impressed between her shoulder blades; mounted on a later Chinese carved hardwood stand

(H: 9 3/8 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 scroll 白瓷持卷

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000
Oct 18, 2022
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Starting Price $750
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0088: A Chinese blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin seated, with scroll 白瓷持卷
Sold for $3,50012 Bids
Est. $1,500 - $2,000Starting Price $750
Asian Arts
Oct 18, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0088 Details
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A Chinese blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin seated, with scroll 白瓷持卷轴观音像 Boji Yuren mark 博及渔人款

Elegantly modeled, with flowing robes and serene visage, four-character seal mark impressed between her shoulder blades; mounted on a later Chinese carved hardwood stand

(H: 9 3/8 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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