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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 254

    A BLANC-DE-CHINE BUDDHISTIC LION

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BLANC-DE-CHINE BUDDHISTIC LION
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    The mythic beast modeled seated with a ribbon in its mouth, poised with its forepaw on a brocaded ball, a taper-holder to one side, the rectangular base with later panels of ormolu trellis-work
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    The Mildred R. and Rafi Y. Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 19 October 2000, lot 120.


    Literature

    Howard and Ayers, China for the West, vol. I., p. 101, no. 69.


    Exhibited

    Virginia Museum, 1981-82.