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A CARVED WHITE MARBLE RECLINING LION
A CARVED WHITE MARBLE RECLINING LION
A CARVED WHITE MARBLE RECUMBENT LION
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THE SIEGMUND COLLECTION OF AMERICAN FOLK ART
A CARVED WHITE MARBLE RECUMBENT LION

HD, PROBABLY PHILADELPHIA, DATED 1933

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A CARVED WHITE MARBLE RECUMBENT LION HD, PROBABLY PHILADELPHIA, DATED 1933 initialed HD on front and 33 on reverse 13 ½ in. high, 27 in. long, 5 ¼ in. deep
Provenance
Joyce and Ron Bassin, A Bird in Hand Antiques, Florham Park, New Jersey, January 2013

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This stately lion is the work of mysterious carver, HD, likely a stone mason from Philadelphia. A number of his works have been discovered in the area, all carved from marble building stones, signed HD and dated from the 1930s. This dating suggests that he artist could have lost work in the Great Depression and turned to carving as another source of income. For another work by the carver see The American Folk Art Museum accession number 2016.6.2.

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