A PAIR OF BRONZE BUDDHIST LIONS
QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH 19TH CENTURY
Cast seated on their haunches, the male with its right front paw resting on a brocade ball, the female with a lion cub beneath its left paw, each with powerful jaws and a fierce expression beneath the mane with a wealth of tightly curled locks
11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm. ) high (2)
Compare the present lot to a pair of very similar gilt bronze lions sold in these Rooms 28 November 2006, lot 1664.
Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art