A Pair of Edwardian Period Naïve Treacle-Glazed Pottery Lions c.1905

Origin: English
Period: Edwardian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1905
Width: 3.75”
Height: 7”
Depth: 6” (each)

The naively modelled pair of stylised treacle-glazed seated lions, possibly hailing from Chesterfield, each beast with combwork manes to oval bases with stylised motifs and impressed 'D 1905 E', and surviving from Edwardian period England.

The lions are in good overall condition with small chips to the extremities of the ears and snouts as photographed.

The mark for DE would be the potters initials, and further research may prove fruitful. They would have been made for the mantlepiece and we cannot find another similar pair.

The year 1905 in England saw the first public protest by the suffragettes, the formation of the British Red Cross and aspirin being sold for the first time.

Wonderfully naïve and apparently rather scarce.