Pair of Carved Lions
Pair of late Elizabethan Anglo/Flemish Oak carved Lions circa 1590 – 1600. They have a vigorous carved style with flowing manes and good definition of the rib structures. They are holding shields which have countersunk holes indicating that they may well have had armorial emblems fixed to them. Carved from a single block of wood, saw lines can be seen where the thickness has been reduced to ease the task of what was left to be carved by chisel.
Dimensions: Height 44 centimetres, Width 11.5 centimetres, Depth 13 centimetres