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Swiss Lion of Lucerne Relief Carving, circa 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Fine lion wood carving relief depicting the Swiss deadly wounded lion of Luzerne. The original statue reminds of the deadly wounded Swiss guardsmen of 1792. Brienz, circa 1900 Mea...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Rustic Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Swiss Lion of Lucerne Relief Carving, circa 1900
  • Swiss Lion of Lucerne Relief Carving, circa 1900
  • Swiss Lion of Lucerne Relief Carving, circa 1900
  • Swiss Lion of Lucerne Relief Carving, circa 1900
H 9.85 in. W 13.39 in. D 2.37 in.
Pair of Large Bronze Pixiu Wealth Lions, Doorstops, Paperweights
Located in Somis, CA
A pair of beautiful bronze Pixiu winged lions. These are mythical beasts believed to bring and keep tremendous wealth. Fine craftsmanship and vivid expressions. Detailed works throug...
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20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Pair of Large Bronze Pixiu Lions with Turtle Shells Paperweights
Located in Somis, CA
A pair of beautiful bronze pixiu lions. These are mythical beasts believed to bring and keep tremendous wealth. Fine craftsmanship and vivid expressions. Detailed works throughout. T...
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20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Indian 18th Century Teak Guardian Lion Carving with Traces of Original Paint
Located in Yonkers, NY
An Indian carved teak wood guardian lion sculpture from the mid-18th century, with traces of original paint. Handcrafted in India during the 1740s-1760s in order to take place in a m...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Indian Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Antiques After 1910-Wood Carving Lions / Shrines and Temples
Located in Sammushi, JP
Introducing the sculptures of old Japanese lions. This is a part of building materials such as shrines and temples. It is attached to the pillars at both ends under the eaves. The...
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20th Century Japanese Taisho Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Antique Indian Architectural Carving Statue from Gujarat Depicting Guardian Lion
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique hand carved Indian architectural carving from Gujarat from the early 20th century, depicting a mythological guardian lion. Born in the Western portion of India in the stat...
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Early 20th Century Indian Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Inuit Soapstone Sea Lion
Located in Mexico City, MX
A big Inuit soapstone sculpture depicting a sea lion. The sculpture is signed on the bottom by an unidentified artist and numbered 202266. With Canada Eskimo Art seal.
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Vintage 1970s Canadian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Soapstone

  • Inuit Soapstone Sea Lion
  • Inuit Soapstone Sea Lion
  • Inuit Soapstone Sea Lion
  • Inuit Soapstone Sea Lion
H 5.32 in. W 8.67 in. D 7.88 in.
Coal Lion Carved Anthracite
Located in New York, NY
Carving coal is one of the most challenging stones for sculpting. Anthracite the hardest coal is notoriously brittle. In coal country there are determined carvers who learned to wor...
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Antique 1890s American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

  • Coal Lion Carved Anthracite
  • Coal Lion Carved Anthracite
  • Coal Lion Carved Anthracite
  • Coal Lion Carved Anthracite
H 6 in. W 10.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Hand Carved Wood Lion Head
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 20thc hand carved wood lion head from one solid piece of wood. Great form and proportional.
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Hand Carved Wood Lion Head
  • Hand Carved Wood Lion Head
  • Hand Carved Wood Lion Head
  • Hand Carved Wood Lion Head
H 15 in. W 23 in. D 3 in.
Large Sergio Bustamante Mounted Lion Head
By Sergio Bustamante
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Mounted lion head. Bronze and copper elements, cut bent and assembled, circa 1960. Sergio Bustamante is a Mexican Artist and sculptor. He began with paintings and papier mache fig...
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Vintage 1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

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Metal

  • Large Sergio Bustamante Mounted Lion Head
  • Large Sergio Bustamante Mounted Lion Head
  • Large Sergio Bustamante Mounted Lion Head
  • Large Sergio Bustamante Mounted Lion Head
H 21.66 in. W 16.15 in. D 14.18 in.
Folk Art Carved Androcles Lion Figure
Located in London, GB
An unusually detailed example of a mid-20th century Folk Art lion figure. Unique in its formed with one rear leg raised as if it has a thorn in its foot. The etching across the surfa...
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Vintage 1940s British Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

North Carolina Carved Pine Carousel Style Lion
Located in Atlanta, GA
North Carolina carved pine carousel style lion, realistically carved and modeled, great size and patina, in the style of the C.W.F. Dare Company.
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20th Century American Sculptures and Carvings

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Pine

Early 19th Century Italian Carved Lion Figure
Located in London, GB
Early 19th century carved lion figure An early 19th century hand carved Italian or Spanish representation of a seated lion figure. Anthropomorphism features which are typical of thi...
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Antique 1820s Italian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Gesso, Pine, Paint

Large Carved Wooden Temple Lion, Pixiu or Foo Dog
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Large Carved Wooden Temple Lion, Pixiu or Foo Dog This fierce looking beast dates from the 19th Century, he is carved in wood and was originally painted Much of the paint has faded ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Tibetan Sculptures and Carvings

Hand Carved Wood Lion Toy Figure in Orange and Black, Africa, 1970s
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A whimsical hand carved lion statue from Africa. Hand carved by local artisans in East Africa in the 1970s, this wooden statue will be a great accent piece for any room. We especiall...
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Vintage 1970s North African Tribal Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Paint

Italian White Carrara Marble Sculpture of a Lion, Northern Italy, 17th Century
Located in Brussels, BE
Italian white carrara marble sculpture of a lion, northern Italy, 17th century.
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Antique 17th Century Italian Sculptures and Carvings

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Carrara Marble

Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask
Located in Pasadena, CA
This a well-preserved lion mask that dates to the 18th century (possibly earlier). Lion masks were used in the traditional Gion Matsuri festival lion dances. The articulated mask wit...
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Antique Early 18th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask
  • Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask
  • Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask
  • Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask
H 6 in. W 6.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask
Located in New York, NY
A rare Edo period (17th century-18th century) Japanese lion mask for the Gion Festival. This mask was part of a two-man costume, with one man holding the mask and the other at the ba...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask
  • Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask
  • Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask
  • Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask
H 10.5 in. W 12 in. D 11 in.
Chinese Carved Stone Temple Lion
Located in Woodbury, CT
An antique stone temple lion dating from the Ming Dynasty. He sits on his haunches atop a double tiered lotus carved pedestal.  
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Antique 17th Century Chinese Ming Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

  • Chinese Carved Stone Temple Lion
  • Chinese Carved Stone Temple Lion
  • Chinese Carved Stone Temple Lion
  • Chinese Carved Stone Temple Lion
H 14.5 in. W 7 in. D 10 in.
Pair of Chinese Bamboo Root Lions
Located in Sarasota, FL
Pair of Chinese lions completely hand carved out of solid bamboo root. They would make excellent decorative book ends or guardian door stops. Sweet faces with a smile and curly hair ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Bamboo

  • Pair of Chinese Bamboo Root Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Bamboo Root Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Bamboo Root Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Bamboo Root Lions
H 9 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask II
Located in Pasadena, CA
This another superb example of an Edo Period early 18th century or earlier Lion Mask created for the Lion Dances of the Gion Matsuri Festival. The mask is in overall good condition f...
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Antique Early 18th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask II
  • Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask II
  • Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask II
  • Japanese Edo Period Lion Mask II
H 7.5 in. W 8 in. D 7 in.
Delightful Tibetan Gilt Bronze Buddhistic Lion
Located in Austin, TX
A somewhat ferocious, somewhat comical, and altogether charming, Tibetan gilt bronze model of a Buddhistic lion, late 18th-early 19th century. Solidly cast and richly gilded, he is...
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Antique Early 19th Century Tibetan Tibetan Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze, Bronze

Bronze Lion Sculpture, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A wonderfully impressive Japanese 19th century bronze study of a lion on a rock, Meiji period.
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

  • Bronze Lion Sculpture, 19th Century
  • Bronze Lion Sculpture, 19th Century
  • Bronze Lion Sculpture, 19th Century
  • Bronze Lion Sculpture, 19th Century
H 28 in. W 40 in. D 15 in.
Pair of Chinese Provincial Garden Lions
Located in Chicago, IL
Stationed outside the entrance to a wealthy home, this fearsome pair of guardian lions was designed to scare off evil forces and provide protection. Animated by exaggerated eyes, row...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Elm

  • Pair of Chinese Provincial Garden Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Provincial Garden Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Provincial Garden Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Provincial Garden Lions
H 14.5 in. W 4 in. D 9 in.
Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Lions
Located in Chicago, IL
Often referred to as “Foo Dogs” or “Fu Dogs” in western culture, these handsome stone sentinels are iconic gatekeepers seen throughout Asia. Traditional symbols of protection, they a...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Limestone

  • Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Lions
  • Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Lions
H 32 in. W 43 in. D 13 in.
Older Southeast Asian Temple Guardian Lion Sculpture
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very well and strongly carved older Guardian Lion with ferocious bared fang, blue mirror inset eyes, alert stance and rampant tail. The carving has good size and weight and also a ...
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20th Century Asian Tribal Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Pair Bronze Pi Xiu Lion Statues Paperweights
Located in Somis, CA
A pair of large, hefty bronze Pi Xiu statues. These mythical animals are the Chinese treasured money beast who is believed to bring and hold wealth. Beautiful gilding highlights the ...
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20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Pair of Tibetan Bronze Guardian Lion Figures
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Fierce creatures standing with one front paw raised on a ball. With overall raised floral decorative motifs inlaid with gold, silver, green, blue and white glass and mica. (many age ...
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20th Century Tibetan Tibetan Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Pair of Grey Stone Carved Foo Lions
Located in Greenwich, CT
Pair of grey stone carved foo lions with good detail through out sit on top of detail base of dragons, rabbit and floral motif. Provenance: Acquired from Brunk Auctions.
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Antique 18th Century Chinese Ming Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

  • Pair of Grey Stone Carved Foo Lions
  • Pair of Grey Stone Carved Foo Lions
  • Pair of Grey Stone Carved Foo Lions
  • Pair of Grey Stone Carved Foo Lions
H 37 in. W 32 in. D 13 in.
Two Chinese Wood Lion Foo Dogs Incense Holder
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Two Chinese wood Foo Dogs Incense holder burners. Featuring a pair of highly detailed lion foo dogs, one male and one female which were thought to protect the home from harmful spir...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Early 18th Century Chinese Guardian Lion Dog
Located in Chicago, IL
This stone guardian lion shizi is over 250 years old and was carved by hand out of a single block of limestone. With such a strong yet peaceful expression, this mythical fu lion dog ...
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Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Limestone

Large Pair of Chinese Rose Quartz Foo Lions
Located in Cypress, CA
Wonderful large pair Chinese hand carved rose quartz foo lions. Meticulous attention has been given to every detail. Both temple lions are opposing and are modeled very well. Se...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Rose Quartz

Japanese Momoyama Carved Wooden Shinto Temple Lion Dog Figures
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Momoyama period carved wooden Shinto temple entry figures in the form of royal lion dogs seated in traditional pose. The pieces have had some conservation work done to stabi...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Chinese Carved Rose Quartz Foo Lion, Republic Period, China
Located in Austin, TX
Chinese Republic Period carved rose quartz foo lion with tiger eye eyes, circa 1930s, China. The foo lion, also known as a foo dog, is well carved from a single large piece of mot...
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Rose Quartz, Hardwood

Pair of Solid Black Bronze Pi Xiu Lions Paperweights
Located in Somis, CA
A pair of heavy, substantial bronze Pi Xiu beasts. These animals are mythical beasts believed to bring and keep wealth and good fortune. The artistry and craftsmanship is fantastic, ...
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20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Chinese Shiwan Pottery Ornamental Guardian Lion, Mid-20th Century
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Chinese Shiwan pottery ornamental guardian lion, mid-20th century in excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Terracotta

Pair of Chinese Black Marble Contemporary Facing Foo Dogs Guardian Lions
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of contemporary Chinese black marble left and right facing foo dogs guardian lions on rectangular bases. Created in China during the 21st century, this pair of black marble gu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Marble

Large Late Qing Dynasty Chinese Cast Bronze Buddhistic Foo Lion Censer
Located in Austin, TX
A large and powerfully cast Chinese bronze censer in the form of two Buddhistic lions, Qing dynasty, late 19th century. The censer is well cast with a strong sense of movement, featu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Stone Archaic China Lions or Dogs Foe, probably Ming Dinasty
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Antique pair of stone lions or Foe dogs, probably Ming Dinasty (1358-1644) - They can be placed on the terminals at the bottom of a staircase, inside or outside. O/4017 -
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Archaistic Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Guardian Lion Dogs with Cubs
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of monumental Fu-Lions, also known as shizi, once would have flanked the entrance to a Qing-dynasty home in China’s Shanxi province. One has a pearl under its foot, and the...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Limestone

Large 19th Century Japanese Bronze Lion 34" (87cm) wide
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very impressive 19th century Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) bronze lion on a rock. Signed.
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Antique 1880s Japanese Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

Pair of Chinese Buddhist Carved Stone Guardian Lions from the Ming Dynasty
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A pair of Chinese Buddhist carved stone lions from the Ming dynasty. Sitting on their hind legs on a rectangular platform, the stylized lions are -hand-carved out of a rectangular bl...
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Antique 17th Century Chinese Ming Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Pair of Chinese Vintage Foo Dogs Guardian Lions on Bases with Sandstone Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of vintage Chinese stone Foo Dogs guardian lions from the mid-20th century, with sandstone patina, on rectangular bases. Created in China during the midcentury period, this pa...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Stone

Golden Wooden Buddhist Deity, Seated on a Lion, China, Late 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Golden wood Buddhist deity, seated on a lion, China, late 19th century Measures: H 31cm, W 24cm, D 13cm.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Pair of Chinese 19th Century Hand Carved and Painted Temple Guardian Lions
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of Chinese sculpted and polychromed temple guardian lions architectural wood carvings. Born in China during the 18th or 19th century, each of this pair of temple carvings depi...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Pair of Vintage Blanc de Chine Figures of Guanyin Riding an Elephant and Lion
Located in Austin, TX
A lovely pair of Chinese Blanc de Chine figures of Guanyin (Avalokiteshvara) seated upon animals, Republic Period, circa 1930s. Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of mercy and compassion is p...
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Chinoiserie Sculptures and Carvings

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Porcelain

Lion Moose Antler Carving
Located in New York, NY
Lion moose antler carving. Detailed moose antler carving of a lion, from Indonesia. This is a one of a kind object. The moose antler was sourced in North America and then sent to Asi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indonesian Animal Sculptures

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Antler

  • Lion Moose Antler Carving
  • Lion Moose Antler Carving
  • Lion Moose Antler Carving
  • Lion Moose Antler Carving
H 1.5 in. W 4 in. D 6 in.
Restored Druce & Co Victorian Georgian Occasional Library Table Lion Carvings
By Druce & Co.
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning fully restored early Victorian mahogany Library table made in the Georgian Irish taste by Druce & Co This table is exqu...
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Center Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century Carving of the Lion of Lucerne
Located in Martlesham, GB
19th century Black Forest walnut carving of the lion of Lucerne resting upon armor and weapons. Lovely quality and crisp carving, circa 1880. The Lion Monument, or the Lion of Luc...
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Antique 1880s Swiss Animal Sculptures

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Walnut

Polychrome Wooden Lion on Red Ball Carving, 19th Century
Located in Cookeville, TN
This is a unique early 19th century wooden carving depicting a stylized lion in black distressed paint, posed rampant on a red ball. Noticeable detailing to the lion’s mane, upturned...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Arts and Crafts Animal Sculptures

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Wood, Paint

1840 Italain Venetian Cabinet on Stand Polychrome Painted & Lion Heads Carvings
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this sublime circa 1840 Italian Venetian Polychrome painted cabinet on stand with Lion head carved silver leaf painted base An exquisite looking...
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Antique 1840s Italian Early Victorian Cabinets

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Oak

Pair of 19th Century Library Chairs with Lion's Head Carvings
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of late 19th century oak library armchairs with arms terminating in lion head carvings and turned legs in walnut. The chairs newly upholstered in a textured burlap fabric.  
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Antique 1890s Danish Belle Époque Club Chairs

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Oak

Set of 4 Lion Antique Mask 'Wood Rosette' Hand Carving Craft Wall Art
Located in St Petersburg, St Petersburg
High quality carved mask from oak or beech of your choice. Size: 2.95" x 2.95" x 0.98" (75mm x 75mm x 25mm) (A x B x C) Each product is processed manually. The result is a smoo...
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2010s Victorian Architectural Elements

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Oak

Pair of Tall Brass Candlestick with Carving for Lions of District 2T3
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant pair of tall brass candlesticks from the mid-20th century. One of the candlesticks has a carving in cursive for the Lions of District 2T3.
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20th Century British Charles II Candlesticks

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Brass

Pair of 18th Century Indian Teak Wood Guardian Lion Architectural Carvings
Located in Yonkers, NY
A pair of mid-18th century Indian carved teak deity lion sculptures with traces of original paint. This exquisite pair of architectural carvings featuring deity lions was born in Ind...
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Antique 18th Century Indian Sculptures

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Teak, Teak

Lion Head from Oak Antique Mask 'Wood Rosette' Hand Carving Craft Wall Art
Located in St Petersburg, St Petersburg
High quality carved mask from oak or beech of your choice. Size: 4.76" x 3.35" x 1.65" (121 mm x 85 mm x 42 mm) (A x B x C) Each product is processed manually. The result is a ...
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2010s Victorian Architectural Elements

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Oak

19th Century Lion Foot Carved Nahuala Table with Studs, Carvings and Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century all original Nahuala (animal spirit) table with four drawers. Old, worn patina throughout. These table are Folk art pieces from the Guatemalan Highlands and no two are ...
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Antique 19th Century Guatemalan Rustic Sofa Tables

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Cedar

Pair of Large 19th Century Slope Back Armchairs with Lion Head Carvings
Located in Hudson, NY
Pair of slope-back late 19th century oak library armchairs with arms terminating in lion head carvings. The chairs upholstered in a burlap fabric.
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Antique 1880s Danish Neoclassical Armchairs

Huge Indian Folk-Art Lion Figure
Located in London, GB
A large hand carved section wood folk art figure of a roaring lion. Colourful and full of character, imposing and highly decorative in appearance. This item is unique and a complete ...
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Vintage 1950s Indian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Huge Indian Folk-Art Lion Figure
  • Huge Indian Folk-Art Lion Figure
  • Huge Indian Folk-Art Lion Figure
  • Huge Indian Folk-Art Lion Figure
H 24 in. W 32 in. D 10 in.
Incredible Folk Art Lion Sculpture by David Alvarez
Located in Houston, TX
Awesome Hand carved lion sculpture by artist David Alvarez. Lion has a wild twine mane and three dimensional claws and teeth. Great conversation piece!
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Late 20th Century North American Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

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Lion Carving For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the lion carving you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, stone and metal, every lion carving was constructed with great care. There are 46 variations of the antique or vintage lion carving you’re looking for, while we also have 3 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a lion carving — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right lion carving, those designed in Folk Art, Victorian and Arts and Crafts styles are of considerable interest. A well-made lion carving has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Sergio Bustamante are consistently popular.

How Much is a Lion Carving?

Prices for a lion carving start at $319 and top out at $19,880 with the average selling for $2,400.