Meiji style bronze lion

Aug 12, 2018. 22:49 UTC
Meiji Style Bronze Lion
Kristin
United States of America

Category
Japanese art

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

Solid bronze lion with ivory teeth on carved wood stand. Lion is approximately 15” long and 9” tall. Artist stamp on belly. Very good condition, no known scratches or dents.

Provenance

My grandfather bought the lion when he lived in Japan in the 1950s

Answered within about 10 hours
Aug 13, 08:35 UTC
By Klaus

Fair Market Value

€400 - €800 EUR

Insurance Value

€1.200 EUR
What does this mean?

Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be a japanese late Meiji period bronze statue, depicting a male roaring lion, signed in seal script 大森 光 ?. Such bronze statues were very popular during the late 19th and first half 20th century, often made by unknown artisans. The estimate is based on similar bronze lions on wood base offered or sold at auction recently. "Asking prices" in the trade can be higher and vary. There is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to it.

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