A white jade 'Buddhist lion' disc Qianlong
Lot 198
A white jade 'Buddhist lion' disc Qianlong
Sold for HK$ 87,500 (US$ 11,283) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman (lots 190-205)
A white jade 'Buddhist lion' disc
Qianlong
The fine white stone skilfully worked of archaistic bi form , the circular plaque pierced at the middle, featuring two Buddhist lion chasing after a ball of yarn in high relief, each depicted frolicking, one larger than the other, the reverse worked with archaistic ruyi-head motifs.
5.7cm diam.

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 白玉雕瑞獅戲球璧式掛件

    For another jade worked in the form of an archaic bi disc from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Jadeware II, Shanghai, 2008, p.135, pl. 98. It differs from the current example in that it is decorated with chilong.
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