A George III Cast Lead Model of a Panther c.1790

Origin: English
Period: George III
Provenance: The Collections of Captain George Lionel Jameson OBE (1880-1961) by Descent
Date: c.1780-1800
Height: 4.25”
Width: 7.25”
Depth: 3.25”

The modelled lead beast recumbent on a rectangular plinth, depicting a lioness or panther, with naïve stylised features, surviving from the family collections of Captain George Lionel Jameson OBE (1880-1961) and George III period England.

The condition of the whole is good with only some misshaping of the lead to the base.

There is a lead lioness by John Cheere of this period at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire. The collection of Captain George Lionel Jameson OBE (1880-1961) was largely sold in 1961 – he was in the Royal Engineers.

A rare beast and one worthy of further research.