Sancai glazed ceramic Lion – China

Qing Dynasty
H: 27.5 cm
Good condition small burn mark on the base


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Ancient Chinese townscapes are characterized by sloped roofs, coloured glazed tiles and decorative figures. Depicted here is a sancai-glazed ceramic roof-figure from the Qing dynasty that is modeled as a lion, decorated with green and yellow glazes. In terms of colour hierarchy, yellow is regarded as a noble colour that symbolizes centralised power. The colour green is likewise considered to be pure, representative of the beginning of growing. As such, this roof-figure reflects traditional Chinese colour culture from an ancient perspective.