Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this monumental Yellow Ware Folk Art Recumbant Lion.
This beauty was made in Mogadore, Ohio about 1860. Recent research hints that it 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 lion like this is pictured on p. 31.
This beauty has 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 Large Base. This is a large piece, with the base measuring 15" long and 9 1/2" wide. The bottom of the base to the top of the head is 9".
Excellent Condition. Two minor pinhead-size nibbles on the mane. That's it! No other chips, or any hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. 2" surface drying line on the underside. The center moved slightly lowe in the firing, so the sides are raised and it rests on its front and back.
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