Lot 5. A pair of blanc-de-chine Buddhist lions, 17th century; 11 7/16 in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 5,736. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004
Each modelled as a lion with a fierce expression exposing its teeth seated on its haunch on top of a rectangular pedestal, one with a brocade ball under its right foreleg, the other with a ball and its young, the pedestals applied with blossoming prunus and peony branches, covered in a white glaze of ivory tone, minor extremity chips.
Provenance: Messers. Bluett & Son, London
E. T. Hall Collection, nos. 89 and 90.
Lot 5. A blanc-de-chine Guanyin, 17th century; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 3,585. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004
Modelled seated in a casual pose with her right hand resting on her raised knee, the face with a serene expression and downcasting eyes, her hair pulled back and covered by a cowl, the loose robe partially open to reveal a necklace with a ruyi-head pendant, chip on robe restuck.
Provenance: E. T. Hall Collection, no. 220.
Christie's. Chinese Monochrome Porcelain from the Collection of the late E. T. Hall, London, 7 June 2004