Lot 247. A white jade 'lion' plaque, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 4.5 cm, 1¾ in. Lot sold: 30,240 GBP (Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's.
depicting a crouching lion in well modelled relief, a vertical hole running through the back the to the chest of the animal, the stone of a pearly white tone.
Provenance: Chung Wah Pui, Hong Kong, 27th October 1993.
Literature: Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade from the Neolithic to the Qing, London, 1995, pl. 25:4.
Exhibited: British Museum, London, on loan, 2002.
Sotheby's. HOTUNG | 何東 The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung | Part II: Day. London, 8 December 2022