19th Century Cast Iron Lion. V116

DescriptionWhat 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! Circa 1830
Width: 60cm (23 5/8")
Height: 37cm (14 1/2")
Depth: 23cm (9")
 

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19th Century Cast Iron Lion. V116
 
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