Pair of Terracotta Lion Statues on Column Pedestals

AGE: 20th century
DIMENSIONS: 13” l x 13” w x 55” h
MATERIALS: Terracotta
CONDITION: Very good weathered condition; no cracks; minor chips


Pair of vintage Italian terracotta lion garden statues on terracotta column pedestals.  The lions sit very upright and hold shields with their left paws.  The white plaster once applied to these statues has worn away with weather and time, revealing the terracotta surface on some areas and leaving a crackly textured surface where the plaster remains.  Lichen has also discolored some of the old white plaster surface.  The visual effect caused by these weathering forces is very striking.  

Collections: Décor, Decorative Objects, SALE