Lions occur in varying sizes and are frequently modeled with a front paw placed on a ball. This pose is presumed to be after that of the lions at the Loggia dei Lanze, Florence. Among the most loved lions are those that can be attributed to the "Sherratt: pot bank.
What of other "Sherratt" lions? Well, you can find the same lions on a variety of typically "Sherratt" bases. Three are shown below.
"Sherratt" also made his lion before a bocage. The addition of a bocage ups the stakes and damage becomes very much more likely.
Notice John's lion has typical "Sherratt" garlands on the base. There are four of them, placed right across the front of the base. In manufacture, these little garlands were formed one by one in a press mold, and then each was attached to the base. These garlands are such strong indicators of "Sherratt' that I think of them as akin to signatures.
A while ago, my friend Malcolm Hodkinson and I came across another lion with garlands....but somehow a "Sherratt" attribution just didn't sit well with us.