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    Sale 2622

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2633

    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE 'BUDDHIST LION' TOGGLE

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    A FINELY CARVED WHITE JADE 'BUDDHIST LION' TOGGLE
    LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

    The mythical beast is carved in the round, modelled as a recumbent Buddhist lion, its body coiled with its head toward its bushy tail, detailed with a long mane and bulging eyes, its wide mouth grasping a long ribbon that is tied to a brocade ball, held under the beast's paws, nurturing young cub close to its body
    2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm.) across, wood stand


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