Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty White - Celadon Jade Lion Figure
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Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty White - Celadon Jade Lion Figure:
A charmingChinese white-celadon jade Lion, dating to the Qing dynasty or earlier.
Carved from a small piece ofbeautifulwhite - celadon jade and in the form of arecumbent Lion. The animal shown with front feet together, head turned to the side. The ribs, tail, facial features with incised decoration.
Length:63 mm, 2 1/2 inches.
From the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Schloss. Purchased from Christies sale house (date unknown but with original Christies tag).
Ezekiel Schloss is one of the most famous names in ancient Chinese ming-chi (terracotta figure) art. Together with his wife Lillian, he was a prolific collector, well respected authority and author of the major publication "Ancient Chinese ceramic sculpture from Han through T'ang". Schloss arrived in the US from Latvia in 1940. He was an accomplished cartoonist, working for many years at the New York times. The Schloss collection is rare in that it truly represents an educated collection of art; Schloss was immersed in Chinese ming-chi art and only collected good examples of specific types, as well as the unusual, the charming and the rare.Authenticity
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