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Guardian Lion Sculpture Black Limited Edition

Guardian Lion Sculpture Black Limited Edition

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Limited edition sculpture of a guardian lion in black and silver enamel, with a sphere representing the flower of life, as the protector of Buddhist temples and palaces.

For thousands of years, these majestic creatures have represented the best omens in Eastern culture. Artists at the Lladró High Porcelain workshop have recreated this ancient tradition in these limited edition pieces, richly decorated with lustres and various textures and finishes. These lions, inspired by traditional statues of bronze, iron or granite which flank the doors of palaces, temples and noble houses in various Eastern countries, are presented in pairs and protect the buildings from evil spirits. Seen from the front, the male is located on the right and takes care of the structure, represented by the ball he holds with his leg, while the female is located on the left and cares for the inhabitants.

This lion is paired with the guardian lioness (black) and there are two other decorative versions. Black, blue and silver tones are predominant in its ornamentation, giving the piece a very modern air. Artists of the High Porcelain workshop recreate and embellish every detail of the piece, such as the elaborate ornamentation of the skirts and chest plates, the introduction of the necklace as a decorative element and the lavish modelling of the manes and tails. Authentic filigree work makes these impressive sculptures a work halfway between the thousand-year-old tradition and the maker´s creation.

Learn more about Chinese Guardian Lions.

Lladró is the leader in luxury porcelain since 1953 and have developed proprietary processes that resulted in a wide range of products and styles that is unparalleled in the world of porcelain. The brand still makes every piece in their workshop in Valencia, Spain.


Brand: Lladró

Reference: 01001995

Finish: Matt porcelain with enamels and 24K gold lustre

Weight (kg): 26.4 

Height (cm): 69

Width (cm): 77

Length (cm): 42

Base Included: No

Sculptor: Francisco Polope

Limited Series: 188 numbered units

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