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German Model of a Lion

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Dates Circa 1775
Description A rare German model of a lion with a sword in his paw.

Possibly Cassel (Hesse-Nassau, Germany) 1766–1788.

No marks

14.5cm High

13cm Wide

10cm Deep

Condition Right leg reattached; end of sword replaced
Literature M. Wienart, Kasseler Porzellan, no. 99 and no. 101

The bases of several of the white Cassel or Kassel groups are heavily moulded with rococo swirls like this example, and there are similarities to the modelling.

The mark of this small German factory is that of a lion rampant, similar to the mark of Frankenthal, but with double tail.