Seldom appearing at auction, this very rare English, Longton Hall porcelain figure of Guanyin, c.1750 will be offered at Chorley’s June 28, ceramics-focused sale in Gloucestershire.

At 4¾in (12cm) high, the piece is known as a 'Snowman' figure, named because of the thick white glaze that blurs any fine detail, giving a highly finished and smooth quality. Estimate: £2000-£3000.

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