10 juillet 2020

A barrel-form sancai-glazed ‘lion’ garden stool, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

A barrel-form sancai-glazed ‘lion’ garden stool, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 2832. A barrel-form sancai-glazed ‘lion’ garden stool, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 19.½ in. (49.5 cm) high. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000Price realised HKD 75,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

The stool is potted in a barrel form with recessed neck and rectangular top and base. The centre of the top is pierced with a cash medallion encircled by a square section with canted corners of stylised bats in flight. The vertical edge of each canted corner is moulded in high relief with a lion mask. The square base is surrounded by a raised band of lotus petals, the shoulder with a simulated stool cover bordered by ruyi-head motifs.

Property from the Collection of Ronald W. Longsdorf.

Provenance: K.Y. Fine Arts, Hong Kong.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 July 2020


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