Pair of Chinese famille verte, sancai, biscuit porcelain models of Buddhist lions, each on a raised rectangular plinth, the female with a puppy climbing at her front raised right leg, the male with an openwork reticulated brocade bowl with cash motif under his front left leg, the body with bright yellow and green glaze with detailed hairwork, the raised bases with splash glaze, the unglazed flat bases with traces of muslin from the firing, each base with a two character ink mark, gui mao, “elegant and good spirited”.
7 ⅛ inches, 18.2 cm high.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From an important French private collection formed between 1924 and 1941.
- Purchased from Michon, 156 Blvd Haussmann, Paris, 28th July 1937.
One with its left ribbon and one claw restored, ear flake at back and upper edge chip; the other with two lower corner chips restored and two top-edge corner tips restored.