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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.
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. ON SALE $450.
ANTIQUE LION STATUES, PAIR CAST STONE WITH QUARTZ AGGREGATE
ANTIQUE LION STATUES, PAIR 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, 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.
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.
GRIFFINS, PAIR ZINC, ANTIQUE
GRIFFINS, 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 design was illustrated in late 19th and 20th century iron 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.
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.
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. SALE $950.
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. Found on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Early 20th century. 34 inches high and 26 inches wide. Pair $450.
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.

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