VERY RARE QING DYNASTY HANDMADE GLAZED SEATED FOO LION SCULPTURE. APPROXIMATELY OVER 300 YEARS OLD!
This is a very special item that belonged to the estate of Mr.Irenee Dupont, who was a member of one of the most wealthy families in the world. This very rare sculpture was given to him in 1936 by General Chiang Kai-Shek of China. This item was insured in 1936 with two other similar items for $25,000.00. Similar pieces of art such as this, with similar appraised values, have sold for up to $4,000,000!
This antique Foo Pottery Lion is a very interesting and unique piece and originated from the Qing dynasty. This Guardian Lion (Also known as a Foo dog) comes with several unusual features such a free floating protruding eyes, a stick holder which is coming out of its back, and a yellow creature which is on its body. This statue appears to be expertly handmade and painted and has a beautiful vibrant green, brown and yellow colors. The condition of this item is guaranteed to be exactly as photographed. This highly intricate statue is a very impressive example of the artwork and pottery that came from the Qing Dynasty.
The sculpture is approximately 8" high, 3" wide, 2" deep.
Appraisal Value: $200,000.00
Our Price: $95,000.00
Specifications of Art work
|Size of art work:
||8" x 3" x 2" inches
||Approx 17 Oz
|Date of creation:
||Approx C.17th century
The above item comes with a FREE Certified Insurance Appraisal valued at $200,000.00
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