785
785
A CARVED LIMESTONE 'LION' PAPERWEIGHT
TANG DYNASTY
Estimate
8,00012,000
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785
A CARVED LIMESTONE 'LION' PAPERWEIGHT
TANG DYNASTY
Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A CARVED LIMESTONE 'LION' PAPERWEIGHT
TANG DYNASTY
carved as a recumbent lion atop a rectangular base, the head between the front legs, with flat snout and combed mane, the spine suggested through the subtly protruding ridge running along the body, the long tail extending past the edge of the base, the stone patinated to a warm grayish-brown
Length 5 in., 12.5 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Montague Mayer.
Christie’s London, 14th April 1980, lot 52.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5th April 2015, lot 2895. 

Important Chinese Art

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