pre-Victorian, circa 1820. 5.7ins high, 5.7ins wide, 2.8ins depth.
Staffordshire Pottery pearlware figure which features a performing lion, with one paw on a ball, stood on a plinth base.
Painted base line. Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse.
Vent holes are present.
Book reference ,'English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840' by Pat Halfpenny, page 196, figure 53.
Generally good. KILN EFFECTS: touch mark to the front of the base;
flecks of stray coloured glaze to the base.
RESTORATION. Stabilised and retouched crack to reverse of base (still visible to the underside).
Tail partly remodelled.
Stabilised and retouched cracks where ball and other front foot meet the base.
Stabilised and retouched crack above both back knees.
End of nose/upper mouth remodelled.