"Emile Gallé (1836-1904) Pair Of Heraldic Lions Imari"Emile Gallé (1836-1904) Important Pair of Heraldic Lions in Earthenware with polychrome and gold enamel decor, IMARI. The 2 Rooms are Signed On the Terrace: E. Gallé Nancy E Cross of Lorraine and G Deposed. Roaring Lions of the School of Nancy, in Earthenware of Saint-Clément in Lunéville, decorated in the Japonisan style in polychrome IMARI enhanced with fine gold, erected in Torchères each supporting a crenellated turret and adorned with heraldic arms NANCY and Bar-Le-Duc recalling the title of STANISLAS (Duke of Lorraine and Bar). The Earthenware Lions are one of the emblematic Productions of the Last Quarter of the XIXth Century of the Faience Factory of Saint-Clément. The Candlestick Lions take the position of the creeping lions of Heraldic Art as represented in the Coat of Arms from the Middle Ages to symbolize Strength, Courage, and Power. Standing on their hind legs, they hold between their claws, a Crenellated Tower or a Helm. Available in several sizes, this production meets the demand of this late nineteenth century, whose taste is the "Haute Epoque" which includes Middle Ages, Renaissance, and the first half of the 17th century. Often sold in pairs, these Lions were placed on either side of a Pendulum or to sit in the vestibules of the Bourgeois Houses to welcome and impress the Visitors ... HEIGHT / 42 CM Width: 26 CM They are in very good condition, old small restorations.