English Pottery Creamware Model of a Seated Lion

English Pottery Model of a Seated Lion, with a Whieldon-type creamware tortoise-shell glaze,

Circa 1765-85

(Ref: NY9186/NIMR)


The English pottery model of a seated lion with a Whieldon-type creamware tortoise-shell glaze over an agate-redware body has a hollow interior. The interior with a red clay body and cream. One can speculate that the original intention was to create an agate body but the result was inconsistent and the piece was then dipped in a lead-glaze and sponged to create the Whieldon-type tortoise-shell exterior glaze.


Dimensions: 7 3/4 inches high x 6 inches wide x 4 3/4 inches deep (19.69cm high x 15.24cm wide x12.07cm deep).


Provenance: Carter Collection- paper label and collection no. 615;

Mrs. Russell S. Carter gave a part of her collection of English pottery to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A keen and discriminating collector, Mrs. Carter has succeeded in "bagging" a surprising number of exceptional pieces. Many of these were shown in important exhibitions in England in the past and were prized items in such well-known English collections as the Lomax, Sheldon, Clements, Griffith, Elliot, and Revelstoke. The Carter collection of one hundred and eighty pieces spans a wide range.....


Brooke Collection, #54- paper label.


Reference: English Pottery: The Burnap Collection- The Frank P. and Harriot C. Burnap Collection of English Pottery in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, 1953, Page 63, #311, formerly the M.L. Clarke Collection (Toronto), Brooke Collection (Ref B 856).

Dealer Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
Date: 1765-85
Origin England
Artist/Maker Whieldon
Measurements 7 3/4 inches high x 6 inches wide x 4 3/4 inches deep
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://vandekar.com
Price 3750
Contact Paul Vandekar, 212-308-2022 or  info@vandekar.com

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