After the original design by John Crowley of Kelham Iron Works, (Sheffield, England), this pair of iron animal sculptures was cast in England in the mid- to late-1800’s. Personifying the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom (the lion represents England, while the unicorn signifies Scotland), both creatures have been cast in a recumbent position and painted a slate color. Each animal has two holes in the body, which allow for installation on a wall or a door. Perfect for an animal lover, our 19th century cast iron lion and unicorn would make beautiful decorative accessories.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with acceptable paint losses. Old repair to the horn of the unicorn. Light buildup, resulting in a darkened patina in some areas. A bolt used for affixing to a wall still remains in the unicorn but is most likely unusable. Please see photos for details.