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Pair of Carved Lions c.1730
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Pair of Carved Lions c.1730

A wonderful pair of Late Baroque stone lions on low plinths with remnants of original polychrome. c.1730. Carved from the unique Belgian Blue Stone ‘Petit Granit-Pierre Bleue de Belgique’ a natural stone from the region of Soignies. Originally from a Castle in Belgium, their extravagant lion features and flowing locks hark back to Charles I & II through to William of Orange, William III of England and the Royalist Cause. Size per lion.

Width22cm (9″)
Height41cm (1′4″)
Depth41cm (1′4″)
Reference No.4DQSS

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