Lion of Lucerne 1792

Fine 19th century carving after the Lion of Lucerne monument in Lucerne, Switzerland.

81/2 x 7  inches and approximately 3/inches thick

Carved into a live mountain by Lukas Ahorn in 1820-21 commemorating the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris.

Often carved as souvenirs, there are examples of varying ages and quality on tye market. This carving is of exceptional and fine quality with a nice patina and a 19th century label verso.





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