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Pair of Soapstone Carvings of Foo Lions

Auction:
2992B
Lot:
151
Sold for:
$154$125

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2992B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 18, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Pair of Soapstone Carvings of Foo Lions, China, each seated on its hind legs with its head turned to one side, mounted on a rectangular base, with horse-like quadrupeds carved in bas-relief on the sides, ht. to 8 in.

Provenance: The estate of Ernest Helides.
Estimate $300-500

numerous fine chips, overall surface dirt and stain.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Ernest Helides, Carvings, Dielectrics, Geology, Lithics, Phyllosilicates, Soapstone, Stone, Stone carving, Visual arts, China

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