Large French Faience Model of a Lion, Rouen, circa 1920
Large French Faience Model of a Lion, Rouen, circa 1920
Large French Faience Model of a Lion, Rouen, circa 1920
Large French Faience Model of a Lion, Rouen, circa 1920

Large French Faience Model of a Lion, Rouen, circa 1920

1900 to 1920 France

Offered by Raymond Horneman

£4,000 gbp
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A large and impressive colorful faience model of a lioness made in the French town of Rouen after a late 17th century model. These lions were made in the 18th century in Rouen to copy the Chinese foo dogs placed in temples or at home to protect members of a family. These lions were imported from china together with Chinese export porcelain and copies in faience were made in France, especially in Rouen, which has always been an important center for faience production. There were two main use of these lions, depending on their size: To ornate architecture (70 cm approximate, like the one for sale), at the top of staircases or by main doors for example. To ornate interiors (20 cm approximate). A similar example is on display at the city museum of Rouen.
Dimensions
Height 75.00 cm (29.53 inches)
Width 56.00 cm (22.05 inches)
Depth 28.00 cm (11.02 inches)
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