A pair of large Chinese cast iron models of lions, Ming mark and of the period


H.: 68 cm

The lion on the right with an inscribed Ming mark just below the base on which the beast is seated.

Ref.: Sotheby's, New York, March 23, 2011, lot 685, for a pair of cast iron Buddhist lions. (sold USD 50.000) (link)

Condition: (UV-checked)
- Both lions generally in good condition, with minor superficial wear. A number of small casting defects and a few lacking parts as visible on the photos.