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CHINESE CARVED STONE HEAD OF TEMPLE WARRIER OR GUARDIAN, ANTIQUECHINESE CARVED STONE HEAD OF TEMPLE WARRIER OR GUARDIAN, ANTIQUE
Date: Qing Dynasty
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Description: Chinese antique carved stone head of temple guardian or warrior figure that was found buried in China. Because of difficulties in unearthing the full body, only the head was removed. This figure would have been a ceremonial guardian for a temple or tomb and dates to the Qing dynasty. Head is 18 inches high, 13 inches deep, 7 inches wide. On custom stand. 24 inches high.

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CHINESE PARROTCHINESE PARROT
Date: 1st quarter 20th c.
Price: $295
Description: Chinese figure of parrot, green and yellow glazed pottery with lead weighted base, 1900-1940. Measures 10 1/2 inches high and 4 inches wide. $295.

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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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DOGS,  PAIR  ANTIQUE CARVED LIMESTONE. OPPOSINGDOGS, PAIR ANTIQUE CARVED LIMESTONE. OPPOSING
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.

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GEORGE WASHINGTON BUST AFTER JEAN-ANTOINE HOUDON (1741-1828)GEORGE WASHINGTON BUST AFTER JEAN-ANTOINE HOUDON (1741-1828)
Date: 1957
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Description: Fine glazed composition plaster bust of George Washington after Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828)signed on base G.Washington Houdon and on shoulder Alva Studio 1957. Houdon visited the United States in 1785 at the suggestion of Thomas Jefferson and arrived at Mount Vernon where he completed a life mask and terra cotta bust of Washington from which he made plaster copies. The original terra cotta bust was left with George and still remains at Mount Vernon. Houdon exhibited a bust of George in the Paris Salon of 1787 and 1793. Jefferson purchased a copy of this bust for Monticello. Houdon's interpretation of George Washington is considered the finest portrayal of Washington in existence. Bust is 23 inches high and 10 inches deep. It is displayed on an antique carved black marble pedestal with movable top. The pedestal is 42 3/4 inches high. Total height of the bust and pedestal is 65 1/2 inches.

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Grey and White Italian Columnar Marble PedestalGrey and White Italian Columnar Marble Pedestal
Date: 1900
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Description: Marble pedestal. Grey white marble, Italian. Circa 1900. 38.5H. A beautiful pedestal for sculpture your garden.

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HEAD OF ASIAN WOMAN, CARVED HARDWOOD, EARLY 20TH C.HEAD OF ASIAN WOMAN, CARVED HARDWOOD, EARLY 20TH C.
Date: Early 19th c.
Price: $225
Description: Carved head of Asian woman, of hardwood and hand carved, teeth of bone or ivory, early 20th c. Provenance: the estate of Keith Irvin, Keith Irvin Interiors, New York. 6 inches high, 4 3/4 inches wide and 4 inches deep.

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LEAD STATUE OF SHEPHERDLEAD STATUE OF SHEPHERD
Date: Early 20th century
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Description: Lead statue of a shepherd with crook after the important 18th century 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 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.

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MARBLE BUST OF ANACREON LYRIC GREEK POET, 19TH C.MARBLE BUST OF ANACREON LYRIC GREEK POET, 19TH C.
Date: 19th century
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Description: Carved white marble portrait bust of Anacreon (570 BC.-488 BC.) an early Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns. 19th century. The music of our national anthem, the 'Star Spangled Banner' written by Francis Scott Key, was taken from one of Anacreon's songs 'To Anacreon in Heaven'. In the 19th century a gentlemen's social and drinking club was formed in Baltimore and popularized this 18th century English drinking song. Anacreon is depicted here with tousled curls entwined with leaves and berries and with a mustache and beard of individual curling locks, denoting his wisdom and age. 18 inches high, 15 inches wide, and 11 inches deep.

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MARBLE TORSO OF WOMAN, CARRARA MARBLEMARBLE TORSO OF WOMAN, CARRARA MARBLE
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.

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PAIR CARVED GILTWOOD EAGLES, ANTIQUEPAIR CARVED GILTWOOD EAGLES, ANTIQUE
Date: 18th or very early 19th century
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Description: Pair of carved gilt wood eagles, finely carved with original water gilding, one with spread wings, the other with closed wings. 18th or very early 19th century. Provenance: Estate of Daviette Hill, Bethesda, Maryland.

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PAIR LARGE LION STATUES, LARGE CAST STONE WITH QUARTZ AGGREGATEPAIR LARGE LION STATUES, LARGE CAST STONE WITH QUARTZ AGGREGATE
Date: Circa 1900
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Description: Magnificent opposing pair of large male lions with paws raised on top of spheres, cast stone with quartz aggregate and white lime wash, and with extraordinary detail. 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. Circa 1900, Provenance: Baltimore estate. The 'Medici Lions' were commissioned by Ferdinando 1 de Medici,and originally set in the Loggia dei Lioni at Villa Medici, Rome. 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. These sculptures have been a huge influence in fine arts up to today.

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PAIR OF ANTIQUE FRENCH STONE CHERUBS FROM MONTPELIER  48 IN. H.PAIR OF ANTIQUE FRENCH STONE CHERUBS FROM MONTPELIER 48 IN. H.
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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PAIR SPHINXES, ANTIQUE TERRA COTTA, EGYPTIAN HEAD- DRESSESPAIR SPHINXES, ANTIQUE TERRA COTTA, EGYPTIAN HEAD- DRESSES
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
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Description: Unusual pair of beige terra cotta sphinxes 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 woman. 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 popular into the 19th century. 19 inches high, 28 inches deep, and 9 1/2 inches wide. Pair $2900.

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PEDESTAL, ALABASTER IN FORM OF CORINTHIAN COLUMN, 42 IN. H. ANTIQUEPEDESTAL, ALABASTER IN FORM OF CORINTHIAN COLUMN, 42 IN. H. ANTIQUE
Date: Late 19th or early 20th c.
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Description: Antique alabaster pedestal in form of Corinthian column with gilded metal mounts, 42 inches high, 11 inch square top, 5 inch wide column, and 10 square base. Top rotates. In several sections because of weight. Italian, circa 1900.

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