London, South Kensington
28 November 2002
An engraved decanter and stopper
Late 19th Century, probably Thomas Webb and Sons
Oviform, with short neck and loop handle, hollow globular stopper and on three scrolling lion-mask applied feet, engraved in the Japonaiserie style with birds in flight and perched among ivy-entwined trailing branches of blossom
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See Charles Hajdamach, British Glass 1800-1914 (Woodbridge, 1991), p. 172, pl. 148, for a jug with similar lion-mask feet designed by James O'Fallon.
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