An image of Guanyin with two attendants

Unknown Artist

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
Dehua, Fujian Province, China
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.