Pair of Green Glazed Fu-Lions, 19th Century
Playfully rendered with each carrying a branch of flowers in their mouths, one with a ball beneath its front paw, the other with a small cub lying on its back, covered in thick rich green and turquoise tones
each height 15.4" — 39 cm.
Lots 177-184: Chinese Works of Art from the Estate of the 3rd Viscount Bearsted, London, England
The following lots were purchased during the 1960’s and 1970’s by the 3rd Viscount Bearsted, Marcus Richard Samuel (1909-1986), whose family founded Shell Transport and Trading Company. He was an avid collector of Chinese and International art and bequeathed the items to relatives who are now living in Calgary.
Founded in 1897, Shell Transport and Trading Company merged with the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company in 1907 to form the Royal Dutch Shell Group now the fifth-largest operating business in the world.