21 January 2003
A STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURAL SPILL VASE AND AN ARMORIAL STILL CLOCK
Mid to late 19th century
The first modelled as Macomo in the guise of Androcles removing a thorn from a lion's paw before a hollow tree-trunk; the second as a still clock in the form of the British Royal Coat-of-Arms
8¼in. (20.9cm.) high, the first (2)
With Oliver-Sutton Antiques, London, the first
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See Pugh, E461 B: fig. 201, for an example of Macomo ('Androcles') and the lion. Macomo was a celebrated negro 'Lion King' employed at George Hilton's menagerie; Also see Pugh, A 132, pl. 1, fig. 1 for a similar still clock.
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