10 July 2008
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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