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Asian Antiques2796 of 4187Knight Templars Certicate from 1892Wooden box 5" sq 3" tall antique
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Posted 2 years ago


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Three pair of shi shi lions, the first are hollow cast thick walled bronze, eight inches tall and weigh eleven pounds. The red lions are lost wax molded resin, six inches tall and weigh over five pounds, The off-white pair are smaller, just under four inches and are made of carved ivory alabaster. This pair was likely made in Italy. Each pair consists of a male, identified by paw on a ball, representing the world, and a female, with paw on a small lion, representing family. None are wearing marks as to origin.


  1. crabbykins crabbykins, 2 years ago
    I love these.
  2. jwendell222 jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hi crabbykins and blunderbuss, thanks for the kind review, Jim
  3. MarioBros MarioBros, 2 years ago
    Very beautiul pieces! I love them!
  4. jwendell222 jwendell222, 2 years ago
    Hi bratjdd, Songwriter, and MarioBros, thanks much for the kind attention.
    Best wishes, Jim
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 months ago
    hi jim. what do you think of this bronze fu dog / lion i found a few yrs ago?
    i think it's very old, but unfortunately, does not have a female partner. it's pretty large too and sitting right in front of me.

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