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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 548

    A STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY SILVER-LUSTRE MODEL OF A MEDICI LION

    CIRCA 1818-22, INCISED B. PLANT LANE END

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    Estimate

    A STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY SILVER-LUSTRE MODEL OF A MEDICI LION
    Circa 1818-22, incised B. PLANT LANE END
    Typically modelled standing with its left forepaw balanced on a ball, its tail curled up on to its back, on a rectangular plinth moulded with stylised tendrils and scrolling foliage
    15 5/8 in. (39.7 cm.) long


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    Benjamin Plant is listed as a pottery worker in 1818 and a potter's presser in 1822, although there is no known manufacturer working under this name. See Pat Halfpenny, English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840 (Suffolk, 1991), pl. 207 for a marked undecorated pearlware lion and p. 209 for a discussion of this potter.

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    Provenance

    Jonathan Horne.