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Antique Garden Sculpture & Statues

BRONZE HERONS TWO EARLY 20TH C.
BRONZE HERONS TWO EARLY 20TH C.
Date: early 20th century
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Description: An unusual pair of bronze heron statues, early 20th century. Tall one perched on branches 54 inches high. A standing shorter one 38 inches high. Both in good condition. Herons are long legged fresh water coastal birds, some refer to as egrets or bitterns.
BULL DOG STATUE, CAST STONE, VINTAGE
$
45
BULL DOG STATUE, CAST STONE, VINTAGE
Date: early 20th century
Price: $45
Description: Charming vintage cast stone statue of seated bull dog with old paint decorated harness and collar. Endearing gift for exterior or interior. 13 inches high, 6 inches wide and 7 and 1/2 inches deep. $45.
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: 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.
FROG STATUE, WEATHERED COPPER, VINTAGE
$
125
FROG STATUE, WEATHERED COPPER, VINTAGE
Date: Mid 20th century
Price: $125
Description: Whimsical statue of standing frog with bell around his neck, weathered copper, vintage. Amusing piece to place in unexpected garden setting for smiles. 16 1/2 inches tall and 10 1/2 inches wide.
HERONS, PAIR CAST IRON, VINTAGE
HERONS, PAIR CAST IRON, VINTAGE
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Pair of cast iron herons in green and brown paint, cast with good detail. Early 20th century. Herons are long legged fresh water coastal birds, some refer to as egrets or bitterns. 22 inches tall. Pair $375.
HORSE HEAD WALL MOUNT, CAST IRON
$
295
HORSE 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.
HORSE HEAD, PAINTED ZINC
HORSE 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.
LION STATUES, PAIR ANTIQUE CAST STONE
LION STATUES, PAIR ANTIQUE CAST STONE
Date: Circa 1900
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Description: Magnificent antique 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, found in Baltimore estate. Excellent condition. 42 inches high and 46 inches wide. 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 building. 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.
MONKEY STATUES, PAIR, ANTIQUE
MONKEY STATUES, PAIR, 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. These also could be used as figural finials on gate posts or pillars which would be amusing and unusual in a garden. Examples of this exist at "Mount Stewart", the 1744 historic estate east of Bellfast,Ireland where there are dodos and monkeys bearing uns on their heads mounted on tall pillars displayed in the gardens.
PAIR ZINC HERONS
PAIR ZINC HERONS
Date: mid 20th century
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Description: Pair of zinc herons with remains of old paint. These have spears under feet to anchor them in the soil. Herons are long legged fresh water coastal birds, some refer to as egrets or bitterns. This realistic pair of herons would add interest to any natural garden area. Found on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Early 20th century. 34 inches high and 26 inches wide. SOLD
RABBIT STATUE, CAST STONE WITH AGGREGATE
$
225
RABBIT STATUE, CAST STONE WITH AGGREGATE
Date: early 20th century
Price: $225
Description: Rabbit statue in upright sitting pose, cast stone with stone aggregate, weathered surface with mossy base. A charming and natural statue of a rabbit that would add to any garden setting. 12 1/2 inches high, 13 1/2 inches long and 7 inches deep. $225.
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.
STATUE OF YOUNG COURTIER, ANTIQUE CAST STONE
STATUE OF YOUNG COURTIER, ANTIQUE CAST STONE
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. ON SALE $450.

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