Very Rare American Carved Wooden Lion, Possibly Prototype, by Schoenhut

Lot Number: 
8" (20 cm.) All-wooden carved lion with carved mane, glass eyes, slightly-open mouth with painted teeth, ball-socket neck, jointed legs, leather ears and cord tail. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Schoenhut, circa 1905. Value Points: very rare variation, possibly prototype, whose rarity factors include glass eyes, variation in mouth carving from #112, ball-socket neck. 
Realized Price: 
Presale Estimate: