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Rare Large Antique Chinese Han Dynasty Crouching Lion Money Tree Stand
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Rare Large Antique Chinese Han Dynasty Crouching Lion Money Tree Stand



  • Rare Large Antique Chinese Han Dynasty Crouching Lion Money Tree Stand.
  • Grey stoneware crouching lion, curled round and forming a central hole.
  • Central hole possibly to receive the central support of a money tree.
  • Some remnants of black pigment visible, mainly manes in the neck.
  • Some red pigment on the corner of the mouth.
  • Date Han Dynasty (206BCE - 220CE)


  • Condition Report:
  • Measures approx. 21.5 cm across at widest and 15 cm high. Weight 1.32 kg.
  • Overall condition is good, signs of wear and use commensurate with age and as expected of this type of wares.
  • Some damage on the back, probably from a probe, and a repaired piece on the back of the head.
  • Should you require more pictures or close ups of a particular part please ask.
  • Microscopic pictures are also available in x20 and x400 magnification.


  • Bibliography:
  • Similar shaped crouching lions are illustrated in "The Search For Immortality, Tomb Treasures of Han China" by J.C.S.Lin (ed.) (2012) pg 139-41, entry 35 &36. These are in stone and without the central hole and called 'weights'.




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