21 January 2003
A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE MODEL OF 'THE ROARING LION'
Of Sherratt-type, the large yellow beast with grey mane, his left paw resting on a red ball, raised on a rectangular table base moulded with ribbon-tied swags, named on the front, above bracket feet
14in. (35.6cm.) wide
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Manheim, pl. no. 7
See Oliver, p. 44, fig. 51, this model relates to the famous marble lions flanking the entrance of the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence by the Flemish sculptor Flaminio Vacca.
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