22 septembre 2019

A massive tileworks figure of a seated Buddhist lion, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 15th-17th century

A massive tileworks figure of a seated Buddhist lion, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 15th-17th century

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Lot 1083. A massive tileworks figure of a seated Buddhist lion, Ming-early Qing dynasty, 15th-17th century; 32 in. (81.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. 

The figure is shown seated on a rectangular base, holding a cub under its right front paw, and is covered with turquoise, amber, ivory and green glazes..

The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection.

Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, 21 December 1967.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 September 2019


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