Handle card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Handle

M12946

Currently not on display

Information

Pair of fine, solid-cast upstanding handles for a basin or other shallow vessel. Rectangular in outline, with heavy grips nearly square in section, the edges decorated with beaded mouldings. The attachment plaque connects both handle-ends: beneath each end is a lion-mask with large eyes, round ears and paws dangling beside it; between the masks are a series of pendant alternating conical buds and small, sharp-leaved palmettes. The back of the plate is slightly concave and smooth, and must have been attached with solder only.