A Pair of Edwardian Period Naïve Treacle-Glazed Pottery Lions c.1905


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Object Description

The naively modelled pair of stylised treacle-glazed seated lions, possibly hailing from Chesterfield, each beast with combwork manes to oval bases with stylised motifs and impressed ‘D 1905 E’, and surviving from Edwardian period England.

Object History


Object Literature

The mark for DE would be the potters initials, and further research may prove fruitful. They would have been made for the mantlepiece and we cannot find another similar pair.

The year 1905 in England saw the first public protest by the suffragettes, the formation of the British Red Cross and aspirin being sold for the first time.

Wonderfully naïve and apparently rather scarce.

Object Condition

The lions are in good overall condition with small chips to the extremities of the ears and snouts as photographed.

Object Details

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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