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A Large Edwardian Armorial Lion Supporter
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A Large Edwardian Armorial Lion Supporter

circa 1910

Measurements: Overall: 76cm (30in) x 72cm (28in)

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Cast Iron. A monumental heraldic lion being the dexter (right hand) supporter from the Royal Arms ; viz ‘a lion rampant guardant Or crowned as the Crest’.

The present lion was possibly cast as either an element of a monumental Royal Warrant holder’s appointment sign, an architectural heraldic device from a public building, gates or railings, or possibly from a Royal Train. The scale, design and material all bear favourable comparisons with the armorial devices borne on either side of King Edward VII’s funeral train that conveyed the body of the king from Paddington to Windsor Central Station on 20 May 1910. Mounted on a heavily weighted base modern base. Weight of Lion 14.5kg (32lb).
 

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