Asian Art Auction

December 05, 2011

LOT 256
Rare Carved Ivory Buddhist Lion Seal, 19th Century
  • Rare Carved Ivory Buddhist Lion Seal, 19th Century
  • Rare Carved Ivory Buddhist Lion Seal, 19th Century

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Rare Carved Ivory Buddhist Lion Seal, 19th Century

The finial depicting an adult and cub playing with brocade balls
2.6" x 1.4" x 1.4" — 6.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm.

Estimate $1,500-$2,000

Realised: $10,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

Provenance:

Purchased in London during the 1960’s by the 3rd Viscount Bearsted, whose family (Samuel) founded Shell Transport and Trading Company and bequeathed upon his death in 1986. Thence by descent to the current Calgary owners.
Founded in 1897, Shell Transport and Trading Company merged with the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company in 1907 to form the Royal Dutch Shell Group, now the fifth-largest operating business in the world.

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Materials: Ivory