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    Sale 5811

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Textiles

    15 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 76

    A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMELLED CAPARISONED BUDDHISTIC LION CANDLE HOLDERS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A PAIR OF CLOISONNE ENAMELLED CAPARISONED BUDDHISTIC LION CANDLE HOLDERS, 19TH/20TH CENTURY
    modelled standing four-square with fierce open-mouthed expression, with gilt upright scrolling tails and their fur and manes embellished, small bells hang around the tethers to their necks and backsides -- 11¾in. (30cm.) wide, later velvet covered stands. (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960's by repute from Mallets.