Our Stock # 18.9402. This is a pair of vintage Imperial Lion statues. A Chinese, bronze decorative ornament or bookends, dating to the late Art Deco period, circa 1940. Exceptional bronze patination to this delightful pair of lions.
Displaying a desirable aged patina and in good original order. Superb colour to the bronze form, with amber to ochre hues. Substantial in the hand at a weight of 2.99kg (6.59 lb) and 2.75kg (6.06 lb). Bold, sitting guardian lion figure with overt Oriental influence. Great, exaggerated detail to the face and exuberant coat.Opposite paws raised upon a brocade ball motif. Deep socle bases accentuated with further Oriental patterns. This is a fascinating pair of vintage Imperial Lion statues, with exceptional colour. Ideal for the mantlepiece or as decorative bookends, this is a wonderful matched pair of the iconic guardian lion ornaments. Delivered polished and ready to display.
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