A Minton Parian figure group of 'The Lion in Love' dated 1885
Lot 15
A Minton Parian figure group of 'The Lion in Love' dated 1885
Sold for £ 2,868 (US$ 3,683) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Minton Parian figure group of 'The Lion in Love'
dated 1885
modelled by Jean-Baptiste-Jules Klagmann, the magnificent beast looking in adoring gratitude at the scantily robed classical maiden seated on his back extracting a thorn from his paw with a pair of pincers, 38cm high, impressed factory mark and date code, model number 412 (minute chips, minor firing cracks to mane),

Footnotes

  • Illustrated by Joan Jones, p. 124. This subject was modelled by Klagmann after the marble of the same name by Willem Geefs, shown at the Great Exhibition in 1851, and illustrated in the Art Journal of 1855. See Paul Atterbury, The Parian Phenomenon, pl. 127, p. 83.
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