A large amber and green glazed tileworks ‘Buddhist lion’ stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3068. A large amber and green glazed tileworks ‘Buddhist lion’ stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 20 1/2 in. (52 cm.) highEstimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000 (USD 19,242 - USD 32,070)Price realised HKD 175,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

The caparisoned buddhist lion is modelled standing on a rectangular plinth, carrying a vase shaped as an open lotus bloom on its back with a deep receptacle, at one time probably supporting a large temple lamp.

Note: This stand would have been originally made as a pair and placed on either side of an altar.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 27 November 2019