A striking Victorian fireplace mantel in white Statuary marble. It is decorated with 17 Minton majolica tiles, five depicting winged heraldic lions holding grapes, three black and one brown prancing horses, four putti rowing in shell boats, and four lion mask shields with scimitar swords. All are set in a stylised Greco-Roman manner. (Research is on-going into the significance behind the tile images).
English circa 1860.
Listed Price: £10,500 ( + vat in EU zone )
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