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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
A comparable wooden lion, dated to the mid-16th Century, and marked as ‘possibly English’, was sold at Christie’s in the ‘Syd Levethan: The Longridge Collection’ sale on 3rd November 2011, Lot 120. Whilst this lion is hollow and adorned with polychrome decoration, it takes a similar form, with an open mouth bearing teeth.
James Ayres comments that: ‘As stone and marble are infinitely easier to carve than wood, it is remarkable that for the most part the ‘folk’ carver chose to work in wood, whereas the ‘academic’ sculptor of the nineteenth century seldom worked in this material’ (see James Ayres, 'British Folk Art', Carter Nash Cameron Limited, 1977, p.136).
|Height||13.00 cm||(5.12 inches)|
|Width||23.00 cm||(9.06 inches)|
|Depth||11.00 cm||(4.33 inches)|
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