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A GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'BUDDHIST LION' WATER-DROPPER
A GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'BUDDHIST LION' WATER-DROPPER
A GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'BUDDHIST LION' WATER-DROPPER
A GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'BUDDHIST LION' WATER-DROPPER
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION
A GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'BUDDHIST LION' WATER-DROPPER

17TH CENTURY

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A GREENISH-WHITE AND RUSSET JADE 'BUDDHIST LION' WATER-DROPPER
17TH CENTURY
The jade is carved as a large Buddhist lion with its head turned to one side, the brocade ball under one paw, and a smaller lion climbing on its back. The finial is carved as a recumbent chilong. The stone is of a pale greenish-white colour with dark russet and grey inclusions.
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) wide
Provenance
Private English Collection, acquired by the vendor's grandmother in the 1950s, and thence by descent within the family.

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