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    Sale 12291

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part I

    9 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 384

    A RED POTTERY FIGURE OF A SEATED BUDDHIST LION

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) OR EARLIER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RED POTTERY FIGURE OF A SEATED BUDDHIST LION
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) OR EARLIER
    The muscular beast is modelled with a ferocious expression and bulging eyes, its jaws open bearing fanged teeth, its backbone, claws and mane all finely detailed.
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    With paper label, Bluett & Sons, London.
    With paper exhibition label reading Rutherston, No.51.
    With paper label reading Douanes Francaises, Services Des Expositions.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD BY ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE WILLIAM MERTON WILL TRUST (LOTS 384-389 INCLUSIVE)