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A FAHUA GARDEN SEAT
16TH CENTURY, MING DYNASTY

Of hollow barrel form, molded with a wide central band depicting two pairs of lions chasing ribboned balls, interspersed with a pair of large lion-head masks within ogival cartouches, all between an upper and lower row of bosses, the rounded top with a central flowerhead surrounded by four lotus leaves, all picked out in turquoise, dark blue, lavender and cream glazes
14in. (35.5cm.) high

Lot Essay

Compare the garden seat in the Newark Museum illustrated in the museum's Quarterly, Summer/Fall 1977, "2000 Years of Chinese Art", no. 31

See, also, the seat with a similar central band, but additional borders, in the Museum Pusat, Jakarta, illustrated by Abu Ridho in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 3, Tokyo, 1982, col. pl. 42 and again by E.W. Van Orsoy de Flines in the Guide to the Ceramic Collection, Jakarta, 1969, p. 50
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