Lot 3278

A pair of Sino-Tibetan foo lions with heavenly riders, 18th century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots


The figures wrought in several pieces in hammered copper foil with heavy fire gilding and remnants of coloured paint. The foo lions rampant with gaping maws, both wearing a collar with a bell attached. A crowned rider on each of their backs, holding a small bowl in their right hands and presenting a vajra or a kartika with their left hands. Height 60 and 63 cm respectively.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.