London, South Kensington
9 November 2016
SOLD BY ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE WILLIAM MERTON WILL TRUST (LOTS 384-389 INCLUSIVE)
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
With paper label, Bluett & Sons, London.
With paper exhibition label reading Rutherston, No.51.
With paper label reading Douanes Francaises, Services Des Expositions.
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