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Nice Blanc de Chine Guanyin up for auction on eBay tonight the 11th of February
Hi, here is the link to the listing:
Thank you so much for your input, much appreciated. Like I said, I only just started with Chinese last year, it is a bit of a minefield, but I am enjoying learning. I have learned a lot from watching Peter’s weekly videos on YouTube. Anyway, it is on eBay now, so will see if it does any good, shame about the damage though.
The texture of the glaze and feature make me think it's a later 19th C. example. Blanc De Chine makers maintained fairly high standards later than other kilns. The Kwan Yin with child or Acolyte(s) is a very ubiquitous form and was first done during the 17th C. onwards.
Here is a link to a collection sold a "Galster-Ireland Collection" couple years ago. Pay particular attention to the glazes, colour tones and details. Los of comparisons.
Hi Peter, Thank you so much for the link and your time. I may have been a bit hasty with dating the piece, I obviously still got a lot to learn. It does have a good hard paste to it, that’s why I thought it was quite early. This weekend I will do some research on these figures, so the information you have provided to me will be very useful. I took a great liking to these Guanyin/Kwan Yin figures, I would like to start collecting them. Anyway, I am in a little bit of a dilemma in what to do now; to take it off or leave it on, there is quite a few people watching it and I have two bids on it, I have to make a decision very soon. I am off to another market this morning to see if I can find some other bits and pieces. Thank you once again for your time.
Hi Peter, thank you for your information, it was really helpful. I made a decision to take it off and relist it as a 19th century piece. Due to my lack of knowledge it is quite difficult for me to date things, but I am slowly getting there. I like to be as honest as I possibly can be when listing items on eBay. I did not want to deceive or disappoint the winning bidder. I have had two people contact me concerning the auction. I have now relisted it for ten days. There is a link below to the auction. To anybody else who was watching or bidding, I do apologise.
I actually bought two of these recently at a thrift store. Assumed they were new and still believe so but for under $5 each and each has a chip. I don’t mind hanging on to them for my own pleasure. I also purchased two nicely carved resin pieces also for $4.50 each BUT the lady in the thrift store said this is all that’s left from that estate. We sold it as fast as we brought it out of the back. Hmmmm. Timing is everything.haha
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