Pair of Staffordshire pottery obelisks, mocha variegated decoration , antique period late 18th century
Pair of Staffordshire pottery obelisks, mocha variegated decoration , antique period late 18th century
Pair of Staffordshire pottery obelisks, mocha variegated decoration , antique period late 18th century
Pair of Staffordshire pottery obelisks, mocha variegated decoration , antique period late 18th century

Pair of Staffordshire pottery obelisks, mocha variegated decoration , antique period late 18th century

1790 Staffordshire England

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£4,450 gbp
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A rare and dramatic pair of pearlware pottery obelisks with faux marbled decoration. The obelisks are modelled standing on square plinths with medallion in relief of Hercules and the Nemean Lion and a Greek classical maiden holding a cornucopia emblematic of bounty.
The pair are highly decorative with good visual impact .
Note;
The Nemean lion was a vicious monster in Greek mythology that lived at Nemea. It was eventually killed by Hercules. It could not be killed with mortals' weapons because its golden fur was impervious to attack. Its claws were sharper than mortals' swords and could cut through any armor.An image of a Rubens painting is illustrated in the picture gallery on this page.
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Dimensions
Height 12.00 inch (30.48 cm)
Stock Code
5335
Medium
pearlware pottery earthenware ceramic
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