Lot 3261. A jade carving of a lion on lotus, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5.7 cm., 2 1/4 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot Sold 200,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
carved in the form of a seated lion on scrolling vegetal tendrils above an open lotus flower, its right paw raised to touch the lotus bud, its chest thrust proudly forward, the stone of an off-white nephrite tone with brown inclusions.
Property from The Peony Collection.
Exhibited: Jades from China, The Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, England, June 1994, cat. no.196.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011