Description: carved recumbent, the head turned sharply back over the curved body, to her side two cubs play with a ribbon-tied ball, the stone of pale celadon tone with traces of a russet skin, wood stand
Dimensions: 8.5 cm, 3 1/4 in.
Condition Report: This lion and cub group is in good condition, but does have a shallow chip to the base near to the underside of the hind feet of the cub to the reverse (7mm by 5mm). There is an area of abrasion (1.5cm by 3mm) to the centre of the underside of the base.
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Saleroom Notice: This lot is sold with no reserve. Please refer to the printed catalogue for information on lots sold with no reserve.
Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong in 1997.
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