Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Staffordshire Pearlware performing lion

pre-Victorian, circa 1820. 9.1ins high, 12.6ins wide, 5.2ins depth. Staffordshire pearlware figure which features a performing lion, with one paw on a ball, stood on a plinth base.



Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse.







Vent hole to the underside.



Book reference,'English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840' by Pat Halfpenny, page 196, figure 53.

Condition

CONDITION: Generally good.

Chip to teeth, tongue,



lip



and back.



Bruise to muzzle.



Flaking to face,



ears,



mane,







paws,





underside of lion,





legs ,







tail



and base.









Paint losses to paws, ball



and base.



KILN EFFECTS: shrinkage crack to front foot



and to where the ball joins the base;



glaze misses to the ball;





shrinkage line along the mold join to the lions underside;



shrinkage cracks to the underside, one extending up the rear of the base.





RESTORATION. Retouched paint flakes.









Stabilised crack along the mold join on the lions back




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