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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    A GILT-BRONZE MODEL OF A SEATED LION

    ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-BRONZE MODEL OF A SEATED LION
    ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Depicted seated and with head facing to dexter; on a later rectangular porphyry plinth; traces of polychromy; minor wear to gilding; the tail lacking
    5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) high


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    An identical gilt-bronze lion that was gifted by Napoléon Bonaparte to one of his servants was sold in Christie's London, 5 July 2007, lot 134, (£36,000).

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