A pair of blue and white buddhist lions Ming dnyasty, 16th century | 明十六世紀 青花瑞獅戯球擺件一對
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
A pair of blue and white buddhist lions
Ming dnyasty, 16th century
modelled in mirror image, each bushy-tailed beast seated on a rectangular plinth with a front paw resting on a brocade ball, the head with bulging eyes and jaws open, turned sharply to the side and framed by a knobbly forehead surrounded with raised curls of fur
Height 22 cm, 8⅝ in.
As illustrated in the catalogue: the lion on the right has a circa 20cm., long hairline crack extending up from the front of the base and up over the back of the lion, a 1 and a 1.5cm., shallow flake to the edge of the tail, fritting to the edge of the stand, and nibbles to the fur above the eyes.
The lion on the left has fritting to the edges of the stand, a 12cm., long hairline crack extending up from the side of the base through the lions tail. Loss to a small section of the ribbon by the lions neck, a 1.5cm, and a shallow flake to the upper side of the lions tail.
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Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no. 300.
Jean-Paul Desroches編《Two Americans in Paris，A Quest for Asian Art》，2016年，巴黎，圖版300
From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March 2017.
From the Land of Asia, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas, 4th March – 19th August 2018.
《From the Land of Asia》，Pointe-à-Callière 博物館，蒙特利爾，2016年11月17 - 2017年3月19日
《From the Land of Asia》，Kimbell美術館，德克薩斯，2018年3月4 - 8月19日