Category: Metal
Dimensions: Width: 60cm (23 5/8") Height: 37cm (14 1/2") Depth: 23cm (9")
Date: Early 19th Century 1800 - 1830
Date Description: 19th Century Cast Iron Lion. V116
Dealer Reference: V116
Keywords: LionCast Iron19th centuryPainted


What to do when a lion loses a leg? This fine early 19th century cast iron lion was too precious to lose when the outstretched balancing leg broke off, so the back was filled with a concrete/composition mix, to stabilise it. to complete the rescue, the lion was painted in a rich palette. Time and wear has resulted in a fabulous colour and surface, the top layer of paint crackled and creating subtle tones. It has the appearance of a ancient painted stone statue. A very individual and attractive piece! Circa 1830

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