Large Chinese Famille Verte Glazed Biscuit Porcelain Fu Lion

Kangxi period

Description

Finely modeled in the full round.  Comprising the male component of a pair (male and female).  Posed seated upon his haunches with front paw holding a brocaded all.  All finely decorated in bright enamels.  This is one of the finest and largest types of Fu Lion porcelain models from this period.  They are a rare type to encounter outside of museums with similar examples in major collections noted below.
Kangxi period, ca: 1700
Height: 17 inches (43 cm)
Similar examples of this size and type may be found in important private and museum collections including the historic collection of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (now at the Zwinger Museum, Dresden (illustrated by Ströber, 2001, No. 23-see attached); the Royal Collection, Sweden; the former collection of Winston Guest.
 

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