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 Dogs, pair carved limestone whippets,  antique Dogs, pair carved limestone whippets, antique
Date: Early 20th C.
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Description: Pair of large opposing carved Vincenza limestone hound dogs or whippets. These have interesting form and stance with good detail, and mossy patinas. Early 20th century. Provenance: Part of New York collection for many years. 24in H. 28in L. Dogs are resting on plinths 10 1/2 inches wide and 27 1/2 inches long.

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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. SALE $500.

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CAST IRON RABBITCAST 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 ornaments or doorstops. Popular garden pieces these are always in demand when found. 12 1/2 inches high, 12 inches deep and 5 inches wide. $225.

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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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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: 2nd half of 19th century
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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. 40 inches high.

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FROG STATUE, VINTAGE CAST STONE PAINTED GREENFROG STATUE, VINTAGE CAST STONE PAINTED GREEN
Date: early 20th century
Price: $175
Description: Whimsical cast stone frog statue in old green paint to place in that special garden spot. He draws your eye! Early 20th century. 11 inches high, 12 inches wide and deep. $175.

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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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GRIFFINS, PAIR ZINC, ANTIQUEGRIFFINS, PAIR ZINC, ANTIQUE
Date: late 19th or early 20th century
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Description: Pair of seated cast zinc griffin roaring, with limbs symmetrical. This statue was illustrated in late 19th and 20th century foundry catalogs such as the Mott Foundry in 1890. This pair is in old white paint over old green paint. An illustration of this griffin design is shown in "Zinc Sculpture in America 1850-1950" by Carol A. Grissom, page 432. 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.

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HORSE HEAD WALL MOUNT, CAST IRONHORSE HEAD WALL MOUNT, CAST IRON
Date: 20th century
Price: $295
Description: Horse head wall mount, cast iron, 20th century. 15 inches high, 7 inches wide and 11 inches deep. Attractive horse head for stables etc. $295.

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HORSE HEAD, PAINTED ZINCHORSE HEAD, PAINTED ZINC
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Wonderful decorative horse head, of galvanize zinc, painted in brown and silver with pink and red. Paint appears to be original. 19 inches high, 14 inches deep and 15 inches wide.

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LION STATUES, PAIR ANTIQUE CAST STONE WITH QUARTZ AGGREGATELION 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) still 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. Today they can be seen at the Loggia dei lanzi in Florence, Italy.

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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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