19th Century Cast Iron Lion

19th Century Cast Iron Lion
19th Century Cast Iron Lion 19th Century Cast Iron Lion 19th Century Cast Iron Lion 19th Century Cast Iron Lion 19th Century Cast Iron Lion 19th Century Cast Iron Lion
Offered by: Prichard Antiques
Dealer reference: V116

Description

What to do when a lion loses a leg? This fine early 19th century cast iron lion was too precious to lose when the outstretched balancing leg broke off, so the back was filled with a concrete/composition mix, to stabilise it. to complete the rescue, the lion was painted in a rich palette. Time and wear has resulted in a fabulous colour and surface, the top layer of paint crackled and creating subtle tones. It has the appearance of a ancient painted stone statue. A very individual and attractive piece!

Height: 37.00inch (93.98 cm)
Width: 60.00inch (152.40 cm)
Depth: 23.00inch (58.42 cm)

Condition

Broken, augmented and painted

Date

Circa 1830

Price

£375.00

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