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Giraffes

  • Museum number

    4318

  • Description

    Pair of models of giraffes recumbent on rocky bases. All white except for gilt highlights. The first giraffes imported into Britain arrived in 1827 for King George IV's menagerie. It is thought that these models were made by Grainger Lee of Worcester soon afterwards.

  • Date made

    1828

  • Material

    Soft paste porcelain

  • Factory mark

    Grainger Lee

  • Mark type

    Impressed

  • Provenance/assession

    Donated by the Friends of the museum, 1976.

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