A red-ground green-enamelled 'Buddhist lion' dish, Mark and period of Jiajing.  Estimate  20,000 — 30,000  HKD.  Lot sold. 75,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.

the centre of the dish enamelled in green with two Buddhist lions encircling a beribboned brocade ball, their paws grasping trimmings that curl to resemble lingzhi scrolls, the exterior similarly painted with four alternating lions and balls, the underside inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark; 15.3 cm., 6 in.

ProvenanceSotheby's London, 15th June 1999, lot 10.

ExhibitedIron in the Fire. The Chinese Potters’ Exploration of Iron Oxide Glazes, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1988.

Sotheby's. CHINESE ART. 01 JUNE 2015 - 02 JUNE 2015 | 3:15 PM HKT - HONG KONG