Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East

Chinese Carved Scroll Weight with Two Lions

Chinese Carved Scroll Weight with Two Lions


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1242769

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DESCRIPTION: An unusual and dynamic Chinese scroll weight of two lions carved from a single slab of very dark wood (Zitan? Ebony?). The lions stand on a rectangular base with left paws touching a brocade ball, each facing opposite directions and each with fierce expression, one gazing upwards and the other looking straight ahead. The wood is very dense with a hair-like grain and purple undertones. Because of the lions' curved backs, this weight could have been used as a brush rest as well. Excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 8 1/2" long (21.5 cm) x 2 3/4" wide (7 cm) x 3 1/2" high (9 cm).