China, 1920 - 1930. Both embellished animals standing with a carved lingzhi spring in the trunk, supporting on their backs elaborate gilt-metal lotus thrones, each with a separate Jade buddha figure on top. The throne, trappings, and saddle cloth beautifully decorated with metal fittings, enamels and hardstone inlays. With a gold wired fitted wood base dating to the same period.
Condition: Overall good condition with minor chips and natural age cracks, some gilt-metal elements missing.
Provenance: Italian private collection.
Weight: c. 570 g. each (without the base)
Dimensions: Height 14.5 cm
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