Lot 6861: WHITE JADE CARVED 'MYTHICAL LIONS' FIGURE

Mega International Auction Inc.

December 17, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, US
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Description: The white jade carvings depicts a larger mythical lion playing with a young cub, intricately carved with details such as hair, muscle, and expression, the jade is of celadon white color tone with slight translucency, set on wooden stand. Height: 2 1/2 in (6.3 cm) Width: 6 in (15.2 cm) 白玉雕太獅少獅把件 太獅少獅把件,以白玉為材圓雕而成。玉質細膩,潔白無瑕疵;大獅呈臥姿,雙耳,圓眼,如意形高隆鼻,方吻,嘴邊起線腳,口銜綾帶,身體渾圓,四肢健碩,尾部分綹上翹,前蹄撫按小獅,小獅作依偎狀,亦口銜綬帶,懷抱繡球而戲。《北堂書抄》引許慎《五經異義》曰:“天子立三公曰太師、太傅、太保……,又立三少以為之副,曰少師、少傅、少保為三孤。”故舊俗以大小獅寓太師少師。此對太師少師把件,玉質上佳,拋光仔細,刀工洗練,神態刻畫惟妙惟肖,且寓意極好,可隨手把玩,亦可書房擺飾,獨具意趣。
Dimensions: Height: 2 1/2 in (6.3 cm) Width: 6 in (15.2 cm)
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