Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East

Carved Chinese Stone Weight with Lion, Qing

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1293587

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DESCRIPTION: A Chinese paper press (or weight), carved from one piece of dark stone with a lion on its haunches in its center. The lion bares its teeth and crouches with bold posture on a flat stone surface. Four cartouches featuring designs of bamboo, banana, peony, and blooming lotus are etched on this surface. 19th C., Qing dynasty and in good overall condition; small chip to lion’s curled mane in rear view. DIMENSIONS: 10 ½” square (26.7 cm sq.) x 5” high (12.7 cm).