c. 1520 England

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These are a small pair of English Oak Corbels of superb quality, circa 1520. They depict Lions with bared teeth and protruding tongues. They were carved by an outstanding craftsman as evidenced for instance by the superb brows which in fact draw on the techniques used to make the “line fold” effect. In addition, the tops of their Manes relate to the scrolling design typical of Renaissance decoration, and the pupils in the deep set eyes are drilled in the tradition of the Stone Mason. One corbel has small losses/nibbles to the left hand ear and mane, but this does not detract, as in fact, these pieces are an incredibly rare survival. They would originally have been painted and there are faint traces of the original polychrome.
Height 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Width 12.50 cm (4.92 inches)
Depth 7.50 cm (2.95 inches)
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Wood, Oak
Shaw Edwards Antiques

Shaw Edwards Antiques
Reading, Berkshire.
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