PAIR OF FINE DEHUA 'BUDDHISTIC LION' SEALS, QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY, each creature seated on its hind legs with the head turned to the side, on seal face carved in relief with two characters huan hui, the other intaglio-carved with a four-character owner's mark Zong Yangdu yin, 5cm high Provenance: Christie's London November 26th 1979, lot 300; and April 16th 1980, lot 62; from the collection of Baroness Elie de Rothschild. Note: for comparable seals see Donnelly, P.J., Blanc de Chine, London 1969, pl.67c; and Bushell, S.W., Chinese Art, vol.2, London 1909, fig10. Also, for a similar pair of uncarved seals from the Collection of Peter and Nancy Thompson see Sotheby's London, 7th November 2012, lot 35. Marchant London also exhibited a pair of Dehua lion seals in their 2014 exhibition, no.79.
Sold For £3500.00 In The Asian Art - Including the Anthony du Boulay Collection - Sale Date 11th November 2019
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