Lot 3286. A white jade lion group and a fisherman, Qing dynasty, 18th century; lion 7cm., 2 3/4 in. fisherman 5.5 cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Lot Sold 225,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the lion seated on its haunches with head turned sharply to the left, his playful expression framed by a bushy mane and eyebrows, set with a cub climbing on his back, the white stone with russet veining, together with a white jade fisherman stooping over a basket while hoisting a large fish biting a tree branch over his shoulder.
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 3rd April 1996, lot 146.