12 - 14 October 1992
A PAIR OF CARVED PORTLAND STONE SALAMANDERS, each beast shown seated, wearing a collar and engulfed by 'flames', on an oval, naturalistic base (weathered; one nose broken and repaired; some minor losses), 18th century
24in. (61cm.) wide; 19½in. (49.5cm.) high; 16¼in. (41.3cm.) deep (2)
Hill Hall, Essex.
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The salamanders can be seen on the piers to the garden staircase at Hill Hall in G. Jekyll & C. Hussey Garden Ornament, london, 1927, p. 375.
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