45″ Pair of Wood Palace Lions S.E. Asia Weathered with Mica Eyes, circa 1850
A very rare pair of palace carved wood life size lions with blue and copper tinted mica eyes. Statues like these were meant to impress and to ward of evil. These were collected in China, circa 1920 but we are certain that they were made in S.E. Asia probably sometime before 1850. There are traces of gesso and polychrome. We love the weathered finish and wish we had a home that could show them properly.