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A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE BUDDHISTIC LIONS ON STANDS

KANGXI

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE BUDDHISTIC LIONS ON STANDS
Kangxi
Each separately modeled lion seated atop a tall rectangular base beside a young cub playing with an openwork brocade ball applied to one corner, the yellow-glazed head turned to the side and the face well modeled with a ferocious expression framed by the applied blue curls of the mane and beard, with an aubergine, yellow and green striped mane and bushy tail, wearing a blue collar suspending tassels and a bell, the stand decorated on each side with leaf-shaped panels of flowers reserved on a diaper ground and with bamboo columns at the corners
20¼in. (51.4cm.) high (2)

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Compare the smaller pair of famille verte lions, without the bamboo columns on the stands, but also with blue-decorated curls included in the exhibition, Famille Verte Porcelain of the Kangxi Period, Chinese Porcelain Company, October 13 - 20, 1994, Catalogue, no. 7. See, also, W.G. Gulland, Chinese Porcelain, vol. 1, London, 1918, no. 274
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