Gorgeous, large and extremely realistic, this was hand carved in 1953 as an award for the Lions Club International Organization. Solid and heavy maple wood measuring 18" L X 8" H X 5 D and weighing 7lbs. There are a couple of hairline gaps, such as near the nose, where the wood pieces were originally glued to form the solid carving block. It's something that is common with older pieces.
Doesn't hurt the look a bit and adds to the character. There are no chips, cracks or missing pieces. There is some color finish variations from lighter to slightly darker.
This is consistent throughout the piece and has a very cool effect. Please reference and enlarge all images and see for yourself this amazing carving and piece of history. The item "Lion Carving Large 7 Lb Mid Century Lions Club International Hand Sculpted 1953" is in sale since Friday, August 12, 2016.This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Carved Figures". The seller is "northernnights715" and is located in Hayward, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.