London, South Kensington
21 May 2009
A PAIR OF DANISH OR NORTH GERMAN SANDSTONE HERALDIC LIONS
LATE 17TH CENTURY
Each with one paw raised on a ball
12½ in. (32 cm.) high (2)
By repute Glückstadt, North Germany.
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Glückstadt is situated on the Elbe River, near Altona. It was founded by Christian IV of Denmark in 1617 and operated as a fortified free port.
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