Beautifully carved in the full round with a semi-recumbent Fu Lion playing with his seven cubs and a brocaded ball. Four cubs stand on top of him; the others are around his legs. Beautifully carved in fine detail. The stone of mostly red tones with areas of yellow/ beige. The detailing to the curls and features is remarkable. The motif of Fu lions and cubs playing is symbolic of a happy family.
Height: 2 1/2 inches (6.4 cms.)
Length: 3 3/8 inches (8.6 cms.)
Ex: American Collection
Ex: Ralph M. Chait Galleries (late 1980's)
Ex: John Sparks, London