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Guardian Lion

about 1700–1720
18 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 7 in. (46.36 x 24.77 x 17.78 cm)

Creation Place: China
Medium: Enamel and gold on unglazed porcelain
Credit Line: Gift of Louise Taft Semple
Accession Number: 1948.2

Acquired by Richard Bennett, Thornby Hall, Northampton, England. Acquired by S. E. Kennedy, London; (purchased by Duveen, New York, NY); purchased by Edward T. Stotesbury, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania; (purchased by Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc., New York, NY); purchased by Anna Louise Taft Semple [1879-1961], Cincinnati, OH, November 24, 1947; gift to the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH, 1948 [1].


[1]. Until August 31, 2006, the Taft Museum of Art was owned by the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts (CIFA), administered by CIFA’s Board of Trustees, and governed by the Taft Museum Board of Overseers. On September 1, 2006, the Museum legally separated from CIFA and began operations as its own incorporated 501(c)(3) entity. This separate incorporation led to the transfer to the separate entity after August 31, 2006 of all tangible assets comprising the Taft collection.

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