Exceptional LYMAN FENTON & CO. / BENNINGTON, VT Standing Lion on Base

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 332

Price Realized: $3,835.00

($3,250 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Fine Flint Enamel Figure of a Lion on Base, Stamped "Lyman Fenton & Co. / Fenton's / ENAMEL, / PATENTED / 1849. / BENNINGTON, VT", circa 1849-1852, molded figure of a standing lion on base with heavy coleslaw mane, upswept tail, open mouth with protruding tongue, and front paw resting on a ball. Lion and ball decorated with a mottled olive and amber glaze. Base with spotted and mottled reddish-brown glaze. Underside impressed with circular Lyman Fenton & Co. maker's mark. An impressive and iconic Bennington form. Provenance: Robert Meltzer Collection; Skinner, Inc., November 3, 2007. A crack to one hind foot and other hind leg. A loss to tip of one tooth. Otherwise excellent condition. L 11" ; H 9".

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