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FOUR TURQUOISE-GLAZED MODELS OF BUDDHIST LIONS AND A FIGURE OF BUDAI
FROM MILAN - THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF AN ITALIAN DESIGNER From my origins in Milan and through my extensive travels and experiences of living and working in different countries... I have over the years accumulated a varied and eclectic collection of furniture, paintings and works of art which have complimented my various homes and design projects on which I have embarked on over the last twenty years. As a child I was immersed in a world of design and rich interiors. The vibrant colours of the Seventies and the unusual combinations and contrasts within certain rooms made a lasting impression with me as I was growing up in Italy. I remember my grandmother's entrance hall had orange walls, a Louis XVI desk and a Cassina chair covered in orange vinyl, all sitting on a chocolate-coloured carpet, unforgettable! As I studied design in London increasingly I was influenced by David Hicks' bold and adventurous use of colour, the theatricality of Tony Duquette with his flamboyant interiors and, closer to home, my father's creativity and work ethic, who continues to be an active force within the family textile business as well as being a respected architect and designer in Milan. These acquisitions have come from a variety of sources in the trade but also there is a significant number which have been inherited from my close relatives, in particular my mother who was a rather avid collector. This dispersal frees up more room to display the more important and core pieces of the collection and will allow me to continue in the constant reinvention of my living surroundings ...I fear to the horror of my wife and children but delight of my friends! Dalle mie origini milanesi e attraverso i miei numerosi viaggi ed esperienza di vita e di lavoro in diversi paesi.. ho accumulato, nei molti anni, una varia ed eclettica collezione di mobili, quadri e oggetti d'arte che hanno fatto da complementi d'arrendo per le mie varie case e progetti di design che ho intrapreso negli ultimi venti anni. Da bambino, sono stato immerso in un mondo di design e ricchi interni. I colori vibranti degli anni '70, le combinazioni insolite ed i contrasti di certe stanze lasciarono un'impressione permanente durante la mia crescita. Mi ricordo dell'ingresso corridorio d'entrata di mia nonna aveva mura arancione, una scrivania Luigi XVI ed una sedia Cassina in polivinile arancio, e il tutto appoggiava su di un tappeto color cioccolato, indimenticabile! Mentre studiavo design a Londra, ero sempre piu' influenzato dal'uso spavaldo e avventuroso del colore da parte di David Hicks, dalla teatralita' di Toni Duquette con i suoi interni flamboyant e, piu' vicino a casa, dalla creativita' ed etica lavorativa di mio padre, che continua ad essere una forza attiva nell'azienda di tessuti di famiglia, e allo stesso tempo un rispettato architetto e designer a Milano. Queste acquisizioni provengono da una varieta' di fonti del mercato, ma non solo, poiche' una parte significativa di queste sono state ereditate da miei parenti stretti, in particolare mia madre, che e' stata una discreta collezionista Questa vendita da' l'opportunita' di esporre i principali e piu importanti pezzi della collezione e mi permettera' di continuare la costante re-invenzione dei mei spazi abitativi.... temo con orrore da parte di mia moglie e dei miei figli, ma con gioia da parte dei miei amici!
FOUR TURQUOISE-GLAZED MODELS OF BUDDHIST LIONS AND A FIGURE OF BUDAI

19TH 20TH CENTURY

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FOUR TURQUOISE-GLAZED MODELS OF BUDDHIST LIONS AND A FIGURE OF BUDAI 19TH 20TH CENTURY Comprising of a larger and smaller pair of Buddhist lions, each modelled seated on square plinths and playing with a brocade ball, detailed with bushy eyebrows, teeth bared and wearing a tasselled collar, all covered in a bright turquoise glaze; a figure of Budai, with a jovial facial expression, grasping a necklace of prayer beads in one hand and wearing loose fitting robes split at the front to reveal his round belly, also covered in a bright turquoise glaze The tallest 6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high (5)
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