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A George III Carved Oak Figure of Britannia, 1820

Oak and patinated metal. A patriotic carved figure of Britannia adorned in robes decorated with lion masks, a Corinthian helmet and scaled breast plate, holding in her left hand Poseidon’s trident, her right hand resting upon a Greek hoplite shield, which sporting the post 1800 Act of Union British flag, to her left a British lion beneath her cloak. Height of figure: 55cm (21.5in).



 

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