A jade buddhist lion group
Lot 138
A fine jade 'Buddhist lion and cub' group 18th century
£20,000 - 25,000
US$ 31,000 - 39,000

Lot Details
A fine jade 'Buddhist lion and cub' group
18th century
The large recumbent beast carved and pierced holding a ribbon of a brocade ball in its mouth, its tail and mane finely incised, to the top the small similarly carved cub holds the other end of the ribbon, the stone of opaque green tone with slight russet markings, mainly to the adult's tail.
15.9cm (6¼in) wide.

Footnotes

  • Exhibited: Musee Cernuschi, Jades et Pierres Dures de la Chine, Paris, March 1927
    Musee Cernuschi, Les Fleurs et Oiseaux dans l'Arte Chinoise, Paris, April 1929.
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