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: Generally good.
Chip to teeth, tongue,
Bruise to muzzle.
Flaking to face,
underside of lion,
Paint losses to paws, ball
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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