A pair of turquoise and purple buddhist lions. Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Each open-mouthed lion modeled seated on a rectangular base, he with one paw on a pierced ball, she with a pup clambering up one leg, their tails surmounted by joss-stick holders; 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

Christie's.  Chinese Export Art , 25 January 2011, New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com