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
A mid 19th century composition stone fountain in 2 parts. The top part features a charming pair of cherubs, holding the fountain head. The base consists of a hexagonal plinth. Whether displayed as garden statuary or with running water, it is a classic well cast model, in superb condition.