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ANTIQUE CAST STONE STATUE OF YOUNG COURTIERANTIQUE 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.

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CUPID TERRA COTTA  STATUE, ANTIQUE , AFTER ETIENNE-MAURICE  FALCONET (1716-1791)CUPID TERRA COTTA STATUE, ANTIQUE , AFTER ETIENNE-MAURICE FALCONET (1716-1791)
Date: 19th century
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Description: Antique glazed terra cotta statue of Cupid after Etienne-Maurice Falconet's (1716-1791) marble 'Menacing Cupid' circa 1750. The original was produced by the artist for Madame de Pompadour and again for Catherine the Great. It became the most famous visual representation of Cupid in the 18th century. The original is in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. This glazed terra cotta statue is the same size as the original 32in H. 12in W. 18in D. Cupid or Eros was the ancient Roman and Greek god of erotic passion. He is shown warning the viewer to be discreet and yet his hand is ready to furtively draw an arrow from his quiver. Falconet's 18th century marble cupid statue was recently displayed in London in 2006 at the Somerset House in an exhibit entitled 'The Triumph of Eros: Art and Seduction in Eighteenth Century France.'

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FRENCH ANTIQUE CAST STONE CHERUB STATUES, PAIRFRENCH 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.

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FRENCH ZINC STATUE THE SOWER, SIGNED J F MILLETFRENCH 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.

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PAIR LARGE LION STATUES, CAST STONE WITH QUARTZ AGGREGATEPAIR LARGE LION STATUES, 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.

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PAIR OF MONKEY MUSICIANS GARDEN STATUES, ANTIQUEPAIR 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.

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SHEPHERD STATUE, LEAD, ANTIQUESHEPHERD 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.

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