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.
An agate glazed slipware Money Box modelled as a Scottish chest of drawers. Bold yellow and brown swirls cover the surface (except the base). "Savings Bank" is impressed into the top front of the chest, which has black knobs and escutcheon details, with the date 1875 written in black slip on the base moulding. No makers name, but it is possibly from one of the potteries that flourished in Burton-in-Lonsdale in the 19th century or from the Halifax area. It is in exemplary condition, the odd corner of worn glaze only a sign of its age.