Chinese small jade carving of a recumbent Buddhist lion with two horns and head turned back, holding in its mouth an openwork ruyi-cloud supporting a book, with upright trefoil tail, the four feet neatly tucked underneath, the stone pale celadon and slightly mottled on one side with russet hind quarters and tail.

2 ¼ inches, 5.7 cm long.

Ming/Qing, 17th century.


Provenance & Additional Information

  • From the collection of Jon Edwards.