Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Ralph Wood Staffordshire Pearlware Medici Lion

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).


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