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Vintage Iconic Lion Replica With Wood Base
A magnificient vintage replica of the iconic bronze lion statues standing guard outside the Art Institute Of Chicago.
Made by Alva Museum Replicas, Inc. which was founded in 1948 in Long Island, New York and existed until 1990s. Its founder, Alfred Wolkenberg (born in Vienna in 1911) immigrated to the United States in 1939 and made Alva Studios famous for commissioning artists and designers to produce reproductions of ancient jewelry and sculptures stored in various museums around the world.
8.75”H x 10”L
Has a nice weight to it, over 4lbs
Probably resin and glazed with a black shine coat; base is wood
Made and marked in the 1980s by Alva Museum Replicas, Inc.
In excellent vintage condition with beautiful aged patina
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