Lot 3042. A polychrome enamelled ‘lion and cub’ group, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm.) long, wood stand, box. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.
The group is finely modelled as a recumbent lion turning its head and gazing adoringly at its cub reclining against its back, their fur picked out in black under green enamels, their curly mane and tail finely moulded and covered in blue enamels. The base is hollow revealing the fine, white body.
Provenance: Acquired in New York, 2002.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 30 November 2020