Lot 3261. A jade carving of a lion on lotus, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5.7 cm., 2 1/4 inEstimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKDLot 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.

ExhibitedJades 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