Lot 334. A famille-verte 'Buddhist Lion' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 3/8 in., 44 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000. © Sotheby's
of archaistic zun form, the bulging mid-section enameled with three lively Buddhist lions each playing with an exuberantly beribboned brocade ball, set between ruyi-head borders, the tapering shoulder with a band of iron-red and gilt peony flowerheads against a green diaper ground surmounted by two sinuous striding chilong amid leafing lotus blossoms, all between upright and pendent plantain leaves respectively encircling the flaring neck and splaying base, raised white fillets dividing each decorative zone, green-enameled continuous keyfret around the galleried rim and foot, the base recessed, coll. no. 217.
The Jie Rui Tang Collection.
Provenance: Cohen & Cohen, London, 2001.