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Pair of French Terracotta Lions, 19th Century Stamped

$18,000per set


Spectacular opposing pair of late 19th-early 20th century French terracotta sculptures of life-size lions. Signed Mandeville: Bernier. Both beautiful lions are roaring as they are inclined with their paws stretched on a floral crest. Both with vigilant expressions under their richly molded mane, resting on oval terracotta plinths. The striking naturalism of the faces, manes and muscular haunches is only enhanced by the warm ochre glaze covering the pieces. Can be purposed both as an interior decorative sculpture or as outdoor garden statuary. These lions will elegantly guard your home and accent any room with a classical touch. Stamped: "Mandeville : Bernier Fab ue Produits Ceramiques Castelnaudary (aude)" Mandeville : Bernier was founded in 1881 and manufactured detailed and exquisite ceramics til the 1940s. Providence: Came out of an highly profiled celebrity estate in Rancho Santa Fe, Southern California. NOTE: The certificates provided in the pictures are not included. They are sources of reference to provide more information on the manufacturer of the lions.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Depth: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 19th-Early 20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. Minor chips.
  • Seller Location
    Cypress, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1970312379003

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