Guanyin with two attendants
- Not on display
- Further information
Henceforth the history of ceramic development and fashion in China can best be studied through Ching-te Chen porcelain whether intended for court, domestic or export requirements. Of course there were innumerable kilns throughout China, particularly in the south-east, the south and the north. But there were not many centres of note receiving favoured patronage and the best known was probably Te-hua in Fukien province, where the deservedly celebrated ivory coloured or white porcelain known in the West as 'blanc-de-Chine' was made. One of the specialities of these kilns was figures such as Kuan-yin, Goddess of Mercy, and others from the Buddhist pantheon.
Hepburn Myrtle, 'Chinese Porcelain of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1977. pp6-7
- Place of origin
- China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911
- porcelain, glazes; blanc-de-chine
- 21.0 cm
- Bequest of Amy Alfreda Vickery 1942
- Accession number
- Amy Alfreda Vickery, 1942, Strathfield/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, bequeathed to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Sep 1942.