A pair of English glazed ceramic lion and gilt-bronze candlesticks

Fourth-quarter 19th Century
Each with a glazed ceramic rearing lion posed with a stylized shield element on an oval base featuring chintz-style patterning and floral medallions which transition into a gilt-bronze scrolling foliate column issuing three candle arms with figural face motifs terminating in glazed ceramic capitals, 2 pieces
18" H x 10.75" W x 4.25" D

  • Condition: Overall good condition with tarnish, dust accumulation, and wear commensurate with age. Issues include, but are not limited to: one featuring a repair to the lion's arms and join to upper node of shield, repairs to lion's feet, one missing lion's fang, chipping to ceramic under base, and loosening of bronze elements; one featuring repair to lion's arm with possible recracking occuring, evidence of possible repair to lion's body. Restorations inconsistent in glazing.

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December 16, 2020 12:00 PM PST
Monrovia, CA, US

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