18 March 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A PAIR OF ITALIAN SIENA MARBLE MODELS OF LIONS
AFTER ANTONIO CANOVA, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
Set on black and white marble plinths
6¾ in. (17 cm.) high; 8¼ in, (21 cm.) long (2)
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These lions are based on those carved by Antonio Canova for the base of the tomb of Pope Clement XIII, unveiled in 1792.
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