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Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Burslem (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in overglaze enamels and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:1221-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 14, shelf 6

Physical description

Figure of a lion in lead-glazed earthenware and painted in overglaze enamels, standing on an oblong plinth painted with black marbling and moulded with a cornice of acanthus-pattern coloured turquoise-blue. The lion is painted in brown with details in black and red, and rests a fore-paw on a white ball.

Place of Origin

Burslem (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lead-glazed earthenware, painted in overglaze enamels and moulded

Dimensions

Height: 25.4 cm, Length: 30.5 cm

Object history note

Derived from the antique bronze lion in the Loggia dei Lanzi at Florence.

Descriptive line

Figure of a lion in lead-glazed earthenware and painted in overglaze enamels, standing on an oblong plinth, probably made at Burslem, ca. 1800.

Materials

Lead glaze; Earthenware; Enamels

Techniques

Painted; Moulded; Marbled

Subjects depicted

Ball; Lion

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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