A Fine Pair of Staffordshire Pottery Leopards

 

Stock No: 002062

 

Height: 3.5 Inches / 9 cm

 

Reference: Myrna Schkolne, Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840, Vol 3, Page 171, Fig 126.129

 

Price: £3950.00

 

An exceptionally rare and important previously unrecorded pair of pearlware prowling leopards, the leopardess on the left and the male on the right, both standing on oval bases decorated with green, brown, and turquoise overglaze enamels with applied flowers and shredded coloured clay to resemble grass. The leopards are very well modelled, realistically represented as if stalking their prey and decorated with detailed spotted coats and great expressions. Made in Staffordshire, England c1820, quite possibly the only known true pair to have survived over the last two hundred years, they make for quite an exceptional display.

 

Current Condition: Some professional minor restorations/repairs by Ceramic Conservationists to the British Royal Family.