VERY RARE GEM CARVINGS Chinese Large AVENTURINE Guardian Lions Imperial Green. These matching pair of Chinese Guardian Lions are made of Aventurine.
Aventurine is actually more dense and harder than jade. Extremely rare to find a pair of Aventurine carvings that are this large and of such a lovely uniform green color.
These two magnificent pieces are mounted on fine custom wood bases believed to be Huanghuali but we are not absolutely sure. Imperial green and of Imperial quality. They are attached to the wood bases. Carvings of this size and quality are much more rare than Jade. This pair is large, heavy, very cold to the touch and in perfect original condition.
Base + Carving : Height = 6&3/8" (165 mm) Length = 4&3/4" (122 mm) Width = 4 (104 mm). Carving Alone : Height = 5&1/4" (135 mm) Length = 3&1/4" (85 mm) Width = 2&3/4 (70 mm). Base Alone: Height = 1&1/2" (40 mm) Length = 4&3/4" (122 mm) Width = 4 (104 mm). Weight of Statue #1: 2 lbs.
9 oz (1152 g) Weight Statue #2: 2 lbs. 8.3 oz (1140 g).
Combined Weight (Unpacked): 5 lbs. 1.3 oz (2292 g). Please note that some blue lint from cloth can be found on the wood bases. The wood bases have been cleaned of this lint since the photos.
Thank you for your interest. We will respond to all fair offers. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "catherines_house_of_treasures" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.