Exceptional Stoneware Lion Figure w/ Hand-Modeled Details, probably New York State, c1880

October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 30

Price Realized: $10,925.00

($9,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Large-Sized Stoneware Figure of a Lion, New York State origin, circa 1880, molded figure of a standing lion with heavy mane, curled tail, and open mouth with applied teeth and tongue, the face with incised details and cobalt highlights to eyes. Carved openings in ears. Heavy incised details to paws. Albany slip drips to mane and haunch. Possibly the largest free-standing figure of a lion known in 19th century American ceramics. The color of the clay indicates this lion was most likely made in New York State. Provenance: Christie's, The John Gordon Collection of Folk Americana, January 15-19, 1999, Lot 1269. Professional restoration to long section of tail. L 17 1/2" ; H 11 3/4".

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