Sold: Lion’s Head Billiards Pocket
Antique brass lion’s head billiards pocket, c. mid to late 19th century. This would have been one of four mounted on the corners of a monumental pool table. When a ball landed in a pocket, the lion’s mouth opened revealing the ball within its teeth. When the ball is returned to the table, the jaw is weighted to close again on its own. The lion has a bored, resigned look, with upturned eyes looking at the players as if to scoff at the next shot. Strung with wire to hang on the wall, with or without a billiard ball in his jaws.
13 inches tall
8 inches wide
5.5 inches deep
Very good condition with an antique brass patina.
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