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Lion monopodium pedestal to the Chantrey bust of John Soane
Carved and polished marble
Museum number: M931.A
This fine single leg pedestal [monopodium] wth lion's head was carved from 'vein marble' by the firm of Samuel Sharp of 27 Commercial Road, Lambeth at a cost of £29. His bill (Soane Archives 7/13/8) dated 30 December 1829 records that it took 2 carvers 21 days each to carve the piece and a polisher '21 days sanding, polishing and attending carvers'.
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