nice piece Roy - must follow you next time at Ardingly
You may well be correct re the possibility of yours being a base for something like a comport.
thought I'd remembered seeing pressed lions in the V. & A. recently - so checked again last week, but couldn't see any, although I suppose they might have them in store.
I knew something was nagging about the name Simba and these lions - and I've just realized
Apologies to Barbara that we've gone off course rather.