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Antique Garden Sculpture & Statues

ANTIQUE CAST STONE STATUE OF YOUNG COURTIER
ANTIQUE CAST STONE STATUE OF YOUNG COURTIER
Date: Early 20th C.
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Description: Antique cast stone statue of young courtier with upraised arm on original decorated plinth with excellent detail and mossy patina. Two pieces. Total height 52 1/2in. Figure 43 1/2in H. and base 9 1/2in H. Two pieces: figure and round plinth base. Early 20th century.
ANTIQUE PAIR CARVED LIMESTONE DOGS
ANTIQUE PAIR CARVED LIMESTONE DOGS
Date: Early 20th C.
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Description: Pair of large antique opposing carved Vincenza limestone hound dogs. These have interesting form and stance with good detail, and weathered patinas. Early 20th century. Provenance: Part of New York collection for many years. 24in H. 28in L.
CARVED MARBLE STATUE OF CHILD READING BOOK
CARVED MARBLE STATUE OF CHILD READING BOOK
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
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Description: Carved white marble statue of child reading a book and back to tree trunk. The book has"Evangeline" in raised letters, probably referring to famous poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1847). Beautifully carved with good detail. Weathered patina. 33 inches high and 14 inches wide, 8 3/4 inch square base.
CAST IRON RABBIT
$
225
CAST IRON RABBIT
Date: early 20th century
Price: $225
Description: Cast iron rabbit garden ornament. These were illustrated in 19th and early 20th century American foundry catalogs and were called "Wide Awake Rabbits" and sold as garden ornament. Always popular garden pieces these are always in demand when found. 12 1/2 inches high, 12 inches deep and 5 inches wide. $225.
FRENCH ANTIQUE CAST STONE CHERUB STATUES, PAIR
FRENCH ANTIQUE CAST STONE CHERUB STATUES, PAIR
Date: 19th century
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Description: Pair of antique French stone cherubs from Montpellier, France, in form of putti or cherubs leaning against tree stumps with original plinths, modeled as standard bearers. 19th century. 48 inches H. 15 inches W. Unusual and charming.
FRENCH ZINC STATUE THE SOWER, SIGNED J F MILLET
FRENCH ZINC STATUE THE SOWER, SIGNED J F MILLET
Date: Circa 1890
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Description: Antique cast zinc statue 'The Sower', a young man sowing seeds, on plinth, painted white. Signed in casting "J.F. Milliet". Circa 1890. Jean-Francois Millet was a French painter and one of the founders of the Barbizon school in rural France. Millet is noted for his scenes of peasant farmers. Labeled on base "Fabrication Francaise, Paris". Excellent detail to the casting. 40"H. This would be a perfect focal point in a rural or farm garden setting.
GRIFFINS, PAIR ZINC, ANTIQUE
GRIFFINS, PAIR ZINC, ANTIQUE
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
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Description: Pair of cast zinc griffin statues, late 19th century or very early 20th century. In old white paint over old green paint. In Greek mythology a griffin was a legendary beast with the head and wings of an eagle and body of a lion. The eagle was considered king of birds and the lion king of beasts. Griffins were also represented in the art of ancient Persia and ancient Egypt. 33 inches high, 12 inches wide, and 18 inches deep.
LION STATUES, PAIR ANTIQUE CAST STONE WITH QUARTZ AGGREGATE
LION STATUES, PAIR ANTIQUE CAST STONE WITH QUARTZ AGGREGATE
Date: Circa 1900
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Description: Magnificent pair of opposing large male lions with paws raised on top of spheres, of cast stone with quartz aggregate and white lime wash, with extraordinary detail. Circa 1900-1920. These are after the 'Medici Lions' (1589) standing at the Loggia Dei Lanzi Piazza Della Signoria in Florence where they can still be seen today. 42 inches high, 46 inches deep, and 16 inches wide. Provenance: Baltimore, Maryland estate. This important pair of lions would be outstanding flanking a major entrance or pathway. The 'Medici Lions' were commissioned by Ferdinando 1 de Medici,Grand Duke of Tuscany, and originally set in the Loggia dei Lioni at Villa Medici, Rome to ornate the villa's garden staircase. The basis for the design was an antique Roman marble relief. This was worked up as a full figure looking to its right by Giovanni di Scherano Fancelli in c.1598, and accompanied by a mirror-image version by contemporary sculptor Flaminio Vacca (1538-1605). The original pair remained in Rome until 1789, before being moved to Florence. They can be seen today at the Loggia dei lanzi in Florence.
MARBLE TORSO OF WOMAN, CARVED
MARBLE TORSO OF WOMAN, CARVED
Date: Early 20th c.
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Description: Carved marble torso of woman mounted on stone base, Italian white carrara marble. Weathered patina. 36 inches high, 14 1/2 inches wide, 10 inches deep. Stone base 14 1/4 inches, 9 1/4 inches deep. Figure 31 1/2 inches high.
PAIR OF MONKEY MUSICIANS GARDEN STATUES, ANTIQUE
PAIR OF MONKEY MUSICIANS GARDEN STATUES, ANTIQUE
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Pair of monkey musicians garden statues, antique cast stone with marble aggregate and weathered surface with lichen. One is playing a tambourine and one is playing a drum and both are dressed in fashionable 18th century costumes. These are very well modeled figures with fine detail. Very early 20th century. 23 inches high, 12 inches wide and 10 inch square base. These monkey musician figures are after the 18th century porcelain monkey figures created by Johann Kaendler of the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory in Saxony in 1756.
RABBIT, CAST IRON
$
295
RABBIT, CAST IRON
Date: early 20th century
Price: $295
Description: Very rare small size cast iron rabbit garden ornament or doorstop, late 19th or early 20th century. These rabbits were called "Wide Awake Rabbits" and were shown in 19th and early 20th century American foundry cast iron garden catalogs and illustrated as garden ornament. But very few foundries made graduated sizes of this rabbit form so this small size is rare. 9 1/2 inches high, 8 inches deep and 5 inches wide. $295.
SHEPHERD STATUE, LEAD, ANTIQUE
SHEPHERD STATUE, LEAD, ANTIQUE
Date: Early 20th century
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Description: Lead statue of a shepherd with crook after the important 18th century English lead sculptor John Cheere (1709-1787). John Cheere ran a thriving lead sculpture yard at Hyde Park Corner in London for 50 years. Cheere had many important patrons and his prolific business in garden figures was at its height in 1740-1750. This figure with its very fine casting detail of the costume has provenance from the Penderyn estate, a 25 room mansion in Queenstown, Maryland originally built for the son the the famed Chef Boyardee. 56 1/2 inches high. Base 13 inches square. Early 20th century. This sculpture would be a beautiful focal point for any garden.
SPHINX, PAIR ANTIQUE CAST STONE
SPHINX, PAIR ANTIQUE CAST STONE
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
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Description: Unusual pair of cast stone sphinxes painted beige, on plinths, with Egyptian-style head-dresses, late 19th or early 20th century. Sphinxes were mythological creatures with the body of a lion and head of a human who were important in Egyptian and Greek legend. Those with the Egyptian-style head-dresses were popular in the the first half of the 18th century. Then after Napoleon's Egyptian campaign of 1798 they were again popular into the 19th century. 19 inches high, 28 inches deep, and 9 1/2 inches wide. This is a size that could easily be displayed in an interior setting or outdoor placement.
TOPIARY FRAME, CLASSICAL URN ON PLINTH, VINTAGE
$
195
TOPIARY FRAME, CLASSICAL URN ON PLINTH, VINTAGE
Date: mid 20th century
Price: $195
Description: Vintage wrought iron and heavy wire topiary frame in form of classical urn sitting on stepped plinth. This is of heavy weight construction and has a weathered patina. Mid 20th century. 30 inches high, and 15 1/2 inches square base. $195

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