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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 327

    A RARE INSCRIBED WHITE-WARE FIGURE OF A LION

    TANG/SONG DYNASTY, 10TH-12TH CENTURY

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    A RARE INSCRIBED WHITE-WARE FIGURE OF A LION
    TANG/SONG DYNASTY, 10TH-12TH CENTURY
    The cover of a censer, modeled as a buddhistic lion seated atop a faceted stepped plinth with a shaped cut-out on each side, with head raised as it scratches itself with the left rear paw while the other paw is placed beside a brocade ball, with a bell-hung ribbon tied around the neck and the mouth open for the release of incense smoke, covered with a clear glaze of olive tone, the interior of the plinth inscribed with a date
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high, box


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    Provenance

    C. Edward Wells, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1963.