A pair of Kangxi models of Buddhistic lions
Lot 114
A pair of famille verte models of Buddhistic lions Kangxi
Sold for £23,750 (US$ 39,895) inc. premium
Lot Details
A pair of famille verte models of Buddhistic lions
Each lion modelled with wide grinning jaws open to reveal a red-enamelled tongue, beneath bulging balk eyes and applied snailshell curls forming thick brows, mane and bear, one lion turning its head to the right with a front paw resting protectively over a playful cub and the other turning to the left and supporting a front paw on a brocade ball, both mounted on integral high plinths each draped with a hanging enamelled with four cranes in flight. Each 45.7 cm high (2).


  • Provenance: Purchased by Leonard Cunliffe from Pawsey & Payne, 1 Bury St, London on 6th July 1916, who acquired the Kylins on his behalf at the Christie's sale held on the same date, lot 115, for £399.

    Label: T.1. LD.C.

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  • Please note that the date of this lot is Kangxi or later
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