London, South Kensington
15 May 2009
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)
Acquired in the 1960's by repute from Mallets.
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