A Staffordshire Figure the Royal Coat of Arms - circa 1845
The Lion and The Unicorn
The English Lion and Scottish Unicorn,
this became the symbol of Great Britain in 1603 when King James V1
of Scotland also became King of England.
Traditionally these beasts flanked a shield with the three golden lions of England,
the red lion of Scotland and the Irish harp.
In the 19th century it was popular for the centrepiece to be a clock.
This dramatic figure always makes a super centrepiece.
A popular addition for any Royalty collection
and lovers of Staffordshire animals.
It is in very good condition,
with no damage and no restoration..
Height: 9.5 inches