Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this fabulous Pair of Yellow Ware Recumbant Lion Figurals.
Due to a comparison with a larger lion I have in stock and have pictured above, I believe these two lions were made in Mogadore, Ohio about 1860. Recent research hints that the famous Mogadore Lions may have been made by James S. Monroe and his sons, Edgar and Gustavus, who worked in Mogadore on Randolph Road from the 1850's to the late 19th century . See F. Robert Treichler, A History of Northeast Ohio Stoneware , pp. 70-71. A large Mogadore lion is pictured on p. 31.
These beauties have a Yellow Ware Base Clay and a wonderful Light Honey Overglaze. The form is a Folk Art Recumbant Lion with Proud Face, Full Mane, and Sleek Body Resting on a Two-tiered Base. Each measures 6 1/2" long, 4" wide, and 4 1/4" tall.
Excellent Condition. One is mint. The other has a single chip on the base as shown.
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