The Crystal Ball Antiques
The Crystal Ball Antiques is located in Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
Exceptional Antique Carved Lion of Lucerne - Signed Peter W???
REF: LucerneLion / LA76305
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An exceptionally well carved Lion. A very familiar and popular tourist item in the Victorian era, but this one is a cut above the average due to it's very very good carving! Please look at all the photos to get a detailed view of how well this oak piece is made. Tried to take a photo of what looks like a pencil signature Peter Wents or Petter Witz or something like that, but it is in pencil very faintly on the bottom next to what appears to be the number 50. But it is very faint and very hard to get it in the right light. Not sure if that is the carver or a previous owner. Egraved in latin on the side is: HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI MDCCXCII: THE LOYALTY AND BRAVERY OF THE SWISS 1792 Would look lovely on a desk in the office, as it would make a great paperweight!
The Crystal Ball Antiques has clarified that the Exceptional Antique Carved Lion of Lucerne - Signed Peter W??? (LA76305) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1890
Very good. Some lighter colouring where he has been touched on maine and hind quaters. No sure if, the arrow is missing or was never there, as there is a hole near the "blood". Some carvings have one and some don't.
Please contact me to advise me on your preferred arrival date. Will be insured and tracked.
This Exceptional Antique Carved Lion of Lucerne - Signed Peter W??? is located in Stoke Poges, United Kingdom