ANTIQUE BRONZE CHINESE BUDDHISTIC TEMPLE GUARDIAN LION STAFF FINIAL. 19/20th C.

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Seller: siamgalleryco (554) 100%, Location: Bangkok, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 164088642343 SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. Title: Rare Antique Bronze Chinese Buddhistic Temple Guardian Lion Staff Finial. Chinese Art. 19/20th C. Description: The Staff Finial is exquisitely modeled in traditional Chinese style, cast of bronze, unaltered and unrepaired, with intricate detailing of the features, depicting a wonderful archaic style Chinese Buddhistic Guardian Lion's Head, elaborately casted in typical Chinese taste and mythical fashion, rendered with a ferocious facial expression, with eyes bulging outward in emotion, the mouth gaping wide open with rows of teeth, large snail-shell hair curls, and decorated with incised swirled motif. The base is modeled with an ornate column designed to fit a metal or wooden staff. From Ming times, Buddhistic Lions are a classic theme in Chinese art and culture, introduced through Buddhism as powerful mythical symbols of good fortune and defenders of law and protectors of sacred buildings, fending off demons and evil spirits. They were presented as guardian figures flanking the enterances of temples, imperial palaces, and emperors tombs, relating to the 'Lamaistic' concept that Buddha, upon entering his temple, ordered the lions, which accompanied him to seat themselves and await his return in motionless obedience. Western Xinjiang Province of China; Data Observation: Excellent condition, with minor degradation of the surface, with dings, dents, and casting flaws being a natural part of the statue's patina. Origin:xxxxxxxxx Chinese Art, Western Xinjiang Province of China. Period:xxxxxxxx 19/20th century. Composition:xx Bronze, naturally aged patina of malachite oxidation. Dimensions:xxx Height: 7.50 inches (19.05cm). Observation:xxx Excellent Condition, with minor surface abrasions. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Register Airmail (3-4 weeks) or Sea Freight (4-5 weeks) depending on size. All items shall include insurance, and will be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. Purchaser is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees, Taxes, and related charges, which may be assessed by the buyer's government.Shipping Calculations: Cost of shipping is determined by the weight of the packaged item, plus the cost of the packing supplies, plus the registration & export license fees (applicable on all religious artifacts). Please keep in mind that Ebay and Paypal take a combined commission fee of almost 15 percent, automatically deducted from the shipping charges, which we have offset in the shipping total. We do not profit on shipping fees and do our best to arrive at the most accurate and fair price for all parties involved. NOTE: Being a religious artifact, a permit will need to be obtained from the Archaeological Department of Fine Arts, certifying this article is allowed to leave the country of Thailand. Expect a one week delay in shipping. Terms: Pay Pal is the accepted method of payment, and must be received within 24 hours of the auction end: includes a 14 day return policy, item must be returned in the exact same condition as sold. Return shipment must be paid by the purchaser. Guarantee: 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed - We are extremely confident that all items presented from our collection are genuine antiques. In the event the authenticity of an artifact is disputed, please contact us immediately. We will refund the respective purchase price, less a 10% (ten percent) re-stocking fee, provided that the item is returned in the original condition, and at the customers expense, together with copies of the respective receipt (s) and supporting evidence from a suitable qualified authority, certifying that the item we have sent you is not antique. Siam Gallery Co. reserves the right to contest a customers assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. Please e-mail us with your questions and bid with confidence. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR GALLERY OF FINE ART. (c) SIAMGALLERYCO - All Rights Reserved. COPYING THIS PAGE AND ALL ITS CONTENTS IS FRAUDULENT AND VIOLATES EBAY POLICY AND WILL BE REPORTED. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter

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