A Staffordshire ceramic figure of a recumbent Lion and Lamb by John and Rebecca Lloyd of Shelton Staffordshire c.1836. This figure has the very distinctive modelling, especially the manes, described as a judge’s wig. This would have been one of a pair. The figures were inspired by the lion tamer Van Ambrugh who trained a lion to lie with the lamb as described in biblical texts. Princess Victoria (later Queen) was so enthralled with the act that she attended the Drury Lane performance on two occasions in 1836. Impressed asterisk mark to the base.
Condition: A couple of small chips to the base, gilding around the base now worn away. Minor losses to the shredded clay mane.
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