Smith & Singer
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SYDNEY

A soapstone 'Buddhist lion' seal Qing dynasty, 19th century

Estimate $3,000 – $5,000

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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SYDNEY

the square base surmounted by a seated figure of a Buddhist lion, with thick mane and bushy tail, its head turned to the side with alert expression, the details well carved in the amber coloured stone
6 cm high

  • Lot Sold $3,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $3,660 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Condition Report

One upper corner cut back approx 0.6 cm and another upper corner with a very small chip. A very fine hairline crack/fissure running from the animal's tail down the side of the base approx 1cm, and another just above the lower edge of the base and extending onto the underside.

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Specialists

Guy Cairnduff

Head

Arts & Design
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Guy Cairnduff


Geoffrey Smith

Chairman

Australian & International Art
Melbourne  |  Sydney
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Geoffrey Smith
  

Ann Roberts

Ann Roberts

Specialist Consultant, Asian Art

Arts & Design
Melbourne
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E: Ann Roberts

Anthony Hurl

Specialist Consultant

Arts & Design
Adelaide
T: +61 (0)8 7225 7836
E: Anthony Hur
       

Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
T: +61 (0)2 9302 2402
E: Brett Ballard

Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
T: +61 (0)3 9508 9900
E: Fiona Hayward

     


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