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Pair of Staffordshire pottery obelisks, mocha variegated decoration , antique period late 18th century

Reference: 5335

Dated: 1790 Staffordshire England

A rare and dramatic pair of pearlware pottery obelisks with faux marbled decoration. The obelisks are modelled standing on square plinths with medallion in relief of Hercules and the Nemean Lion and a Greek classical maiden holding a cornucopia emblematic of bounty.
The pair are highly decorative with good visual impact .Attributed to the Ralph Wood Pottery.

The Nemean lion was a vicious monster in Greek mythology that lived at Nemea. It was eventually killed by Hercules. It could not be killed with mortals' weapons because its golden fur was impervious to attack. Its claws were sharper than mortals' swords and could cut through any armor.An image of a Rubens painting is illustrated in the picture gallery on this page.

Dimensions: 12.00 inch high

Medium: pearlware pottery earthenware ceramic

Provenance: USA New York Collection

Price: gbp 3750.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 4923.75 (US Dollars)

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