Antique French Terracotta Lion Sculpture by Mandeville & Bernier

GBP 5,475.00

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Object Description

An antique French terracotta lion sculpture by Mandeville & Bernier. Dating to circa 1900, this impressive lion sculpture is of good scale, its detailed mane, large paws, and expressive face boldly modelled in a rich terracotta. The deep orange colour with hints of brown only adds to its striking character.

In a seated stance, known in heraldry as sejant, this lion sculpture makes a handsome statue, ornament or sculpture in a garden or interior.

Mandeville & Bernier

Mandeville Pottery based in Castelnaudary (Aude) in the south of France was a famous company of its time. From 1880, the company evolved, using the name ‘Mandeville-Combeleran’ on its works. This was to be followed by ‘Mandeville-Bernier’ in 1905 until the company’s closure in 1935.

Additional dimensions

Face 52 x 29cm (20.47 x 11.42 in)

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Traces of old surface finish. No obvious breaks or repairs.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
United Kingdom

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