pre-Victorian, circa 1780. 8.1ins high, 11ins wide, 4.7ins depth. Ralph Wood Staffordshire Pottery Earthenware Colour Glazed figure which features a Medici lion, stood on a plinth base.
Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse. This piece represents the antique marble lions which stand at the entrance of the Loggia dei Lanzi, a building in Florence, Italy.
Maker's marks impressed to reverse.
Book reference ,'English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840' by Pat Halfpenny, page 96
CONDITION: Good. Flake to the lions back.
KILN EFFECTS: glaze run to the grey glaze;
glaze accumulation to the lion's stomach;
thin glaze application to the lion's back, face and tail;
flecks of stray coloured glaze to the base;
shrinkage crack to the lion's head and tail.
RESTORATION. Remodelled tongue.
Filled chips to base (Front left lower base corner; rear left lower base corner; reverse upper base edge under the back foot).