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Rare Pair of Chinese Glazed Biscuit Porcelain Recumbent Fu Lions

Kangxi period

Description

Supporting vases upon their backs.  Forming a true pair, right and left.  Beautifully decorated in bright famille verte glazed enamels.
Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722
Heights: 7 1/8 inches (18.1 cm.)
A similar pair was in the collection of George Davies (published by Gorer, 1913, Pl. XIX).  Others were in the J.P. Morgan collection as well as other noted early collections.
Ex Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (acc. 1923).
Ex Clollection: Mary Clark Thompson

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