Each one of the elegant pair. Stands a touch over 3 inches.
They each have a base diameter of 2 inches. The darker of the two weighs 14 ounces. The lighter-colored lion weighs 13.1 ounces. In metric terms they have respective weights of 398.24 grams and 371.54 grams.
The carvings are well-carved in a most beautiful translucent white and green jadeite of the finest quality. The master carver replicated mirror images and carefully chose to use a thin vein of russet color jadeite to help dramatically darken and enhance the face and part of the front to give that mystical noble and fierce beast a more striking and perhaps more masculine look.This pair are symbolistic representatives similar in meaning and folklore to the guardian lions of the Imperial court. These carvings could also be considered large and majestic blank seals. They are proverbially the yin and yang incorporated within a symmetrical and precise pair of hand-carved poetic sculptures in gemstone.
They are wonderful and always very cold to the touch with the silky smooth feel that only true jadeite has. These jadeite carvings are masterful and they are some of the best out there that are not already in museums or private collections. The item "FINE OLD JADE CARVINGS CHINESE GUARDIAN LIONS PERFECT JADEITE PAIR LARGE PERFECT" is in sale since Saturday, January 23, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "catherines_house_of_treasures" and is located in El Cajon, California.
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