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Lot 79: LION DOG SHIZI
November 19, 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Jade. China, Qing dynasty, 19th / 20th cent.
Well-rounded craftmanship of this also amusingly-designed little sculpture of a lion dog, depicting the giant creatures as one knows them in front of palaces and temples in China. The reclining shizi has a big head, ferocious jaws, expressive eyes and dynamic tail. Grey-green color with iron-red areas.
LENGTH 6,1 CM
From an Italian collection