21 January 2003
A STAFFORDSHIRE CREAMWARE MODEL OF 'WALLACE'
Depicted as a lion standing with his right paw on a yellow ball, before a flowering bocage, on a shaped green base, named on the front
6 3/8in. (16.2cm.) high
With D.M. & P. Manheim Ltd.
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See Hall, p. 68, pl. 51. Owing to the Scottish connection, it is likely that the historic circus lion Wallace was named and trained by James Carter. Carter was a Scot and a lion tamer for Wombwell's Managerie and later William Batty for Astley.
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