Chinese, Ming Dynasty, early Qing Dynasty

A pair of monumental guardian lions. 17th century
Grey limestone. Each approx. 87 × 32 × 52 cm (34 ¼ × 12 ⅝ × 20 ½ in.) Mentioned in a text by Carl Blümel, Generaldirektion of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, as „Fou-Hunde aus der Ming-Zeit", dated 25 November 1953 (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Zentralarchiv, Restitution Mosse).  [3233]

ProvenanceCollection of the publisher Rudolf Mosse (1843–1920), Berlin and Schloss Schenkendorf, Brandenburg (presumably there from approx. 1897) / heiress of the collection Emilie Mosse (1920–1924) / Hans and Felicitas Lachmann-Mosse (1924–1934) / 1952–2015 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Stiftung Prussian Kulturbesitz, inv. no. CH V 12 a/b (handed over in 1952 by the Grenzpolizei-Bereitschaft in Schenkendorf to the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin (East)) / restituted in 2015 to the heirs of Rudolf Mosse

EUR 60.000 – 80.000
USD 73,800 – 98,400

Sold for:
75,000 EUR (incl. premium)

Paar monumentale Wächterlöwen

Auction 289Thursday, 31 May 2018
11:00 AM

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We would like to thank Dr. Petra Winter, Zentralarchiv of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, for kindly providing additional information regarding provenance.

ExhibitionCa. 1955–2000 Displayed at the East-Asian Art Collection at the Pergamon Museum, Museum Island Berlin / 2000–2009 Scientific Collection of the East-Asian Art Collection of the Asian Art Museum, Berlin-Dahlem

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