Lot 412. A large polychrome enamelled 'Buddhist lion' jar, Qing dynasty, Shunzhi period (1644-1661); 45.5 cm, 18 in. Estimate £3,000 — 5,000. Lot Sold 7,250 GBP (9,266 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the baluster body rising from a flat base to a short neck with everted rim, brightly enamelled around the exterior with four lions playing amidst leafy scrolling peony, all between lotus-lappet and diaper bands and below a ruyi collar, wood cover.
Provenance: Drouot, Paris, 22nd March 1976.