Royal Daulton St George and the Dragon A Royal Daulton porcelain figurine depicting Saint George slaying the dragon. It beautifully painted in brilliant colors.
The dragon is a vibrant teal color. George slaying the dragon, depicted so often in verse and art, began to emerge in the 11th century and was later incorporated into the knightly codes of chivalry of the medieval period. In the legend, a dragon living in a marsh near a city brings pestilence and destruction wherever it turns. To appease the creature, the citizens make daily sacrifices of their livestock, until their food is depleted.
Then they offer the creature their children, chosen by a daily lottery. On one day, Cleolinda, the daughter of the ruler of the city, is chosen. Dressed as a bride, she is led to the marsh for her sacrifice. George comes upon the scene on horseback.
Seeing what is about to happen, he wounds the dragon with his magic sword, requests that the young woman give him her girdle, or sash, and makes a leash. The girdle tames the beast so that it can be led to the city, where George slays it after telling the citizens that they should convert to Christianity.Size: 7 1/2'" x 7" long Marked: Royal Daulton made in England Saint George 1949 Excellent condition! The item "Royal Doulton Porclein Figurine Saint George Slaying the Dragon Antique" is in sale since Friday, February 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Royal Doulton\Figurines".mall" and is located in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
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