Subject:Re: Blanc de Chine- guanyin
Posted By: Bill H Sun, Mar 25, 2018
The upper mark in the shape of a double-gourd is a kiln mark in seal script of "Dehua" (德化), in Fujian Province. The lower four-character mark, also in seal script, reads down and across from the right as "Boji Yuren" (博及漁人) - the "Wide-ranging Fisherman". The latter mark is No. 3218 in "The New & Revised Handbook of Marks on Chinese Ceramics" by Gerald Davison. This mark has been in use on such images of the Goddess of Mercy Guanyin since around 1800, or the Qing Jiaqing Reign.