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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Three English Gothic Oak Ecclesiastical Pew ‘Poppy’ Heads"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
One poppy head carved with a pelican in her piety opposite instruments of the passion. The reverse (damaged) carved with a crouching dog and a rose within a pomegranate
Circa 1480 – 1520
The second pew end carved with a griffin or gryphon, a beast with the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion, the nose now lost. Legend tells that a griffin instinctively knows where gold can be found and that they make their nests of gold. They are the guardians of gold mines
The third pew end, an early gothic poppy head, a trefoil of close knit foliage
Size: 38cm high – 15 ins high (max.)
Griffin Head - SOLD
Poppy Heda - available
trefoil poppy available