In Buddhism lions are protectors of temples and other holy places, and are often presented in pairs with the male depicted with a brocade ball, as seen here. Do feel free to get in touch with any queries. As members of the British Antique Dealers' Association (BADA), we are obliged to adhere to their rules of conduct.This means that our cataloguing is of the highest standard. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "guestandgray" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.