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    Sale 5395

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Collection of the Late J.S.Goddard, removed from Camp Hill, Baldwin Estate, Staffordshire

    20 January 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 201

    AN ENGLISH PRATT WARE MODEL OF THE MEDICI LION

    CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    AN ENGLISH PRATT WARE MODEL OF THE MEDICI LION
    CIRCA 1820
    Modelled standing with its right forepaw balanced on a ball, on a rectangular stiff-leaf moulded base, enriched in ochre, green and brown glazes, lacking tail
    11 in. (28 cm.) wide


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    The lion with the raised right forepaw was first recorded in 1594 by Flaminio Vacca. It was originally carved in high relief but was cut from its ground by Giovanni Sciarano, the Tuscan sculptor. Vacca then carved its opposing pair to match, hewing the lion from a massive marble capital that had been discovered behind the Palazzo dei Coservatori. This one he signed. The pair were moved to the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence in 1787, where they remain.

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