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Lot 241: TIANHUANG HARDSTONE CARVING OF A BUDDHIST LION 8.2cm long

Fine Asian Works of Art

by Lyon & Turnbull

08 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: TIANHUANG HARDSTONE CARVING OF A BUDDHIST LION
the recumbent adult lion with curly main and brows shown with head turned slightly sideward and tail flicked to the side, the mouth agape to reveal the teeth, the stone of a translucent golden honey-orange tone
8.2cm long

Condition Report: - Good overall condition with some barely visible surface scratches


Condition Disclaimer
Under the Conditions of Sale applicable to the sale of the lot, buyers must satisfy themselves as to each and every aspect of the quality of the lot, including (without limitation) its authorship, attribution, condition, provenance, authenticity, age, suitability and origin. Lots are sold on an 'as is' basis but the actual condition of the lot may not be as good as indicated by its outward appearance. In particular parts may have been replaced or renewed and lots may not be authentic or of satisfactory quality.

Any statement in relation to the lot is merely an expression of opinion of the seller or Lyon & Turnbull and should not be relied upon as an inducement to bid on the lot. Lots are available for inspection prior to the sale and you are strongly advised to examine any lot in which you are interested prior to the sale. Our condition report has not been prepared by a professional conservator, restorer or engineer.

Notes: Provenance:
Private American collection.

Note:
For a similar example, see Christie's 'The Imperial Sale: Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art', Hong Kong, 1st June 2016, lot 3206.

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