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Antique Garden Sculpture & Statues

BUTTERFLY, MARBLE
BUTTERFLY, MARBLE
Date: modern
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Description: Carved marble butterfly of rare red Italian marble mounted on stone stand. An unusual and charming piece for the garden or garden room. Sculpture by artist Richard H. Bailey. Butterfly with out base measures: 10"H. 11"W. 1"D.
CAT SCULPTURE, MARBLE
CAT SCULPTURE, MARBLE
Date: Modern
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Description: Marble sculpture of reclining cat in King of Prussia marble, the Pennsylvania stone quarried north of Philadelphia 1790-1860, having distinctive white with blue-grey striations. Sculpture by noted artist Richard Bailey. Perfect modern garden piece for all cat lovers. 11 1/2"H. 19 1/2"W. 10"D.
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 cast 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. SOLD
HORSE HEAD WALL MOUNT, CAST IRON
$
195
HORSE HEAD WALL MOUNT, CAST IRON
Date: 20th century
Price: $195
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. Price $195.
HORSE HEAD, PAINTED ZINC
HORSE HEAD, PAINTED ZINC
Date: early 20th century
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Description: Wonderful late 19th century decorative horse head, of galvanize zinc with fine detail, painted in brown and silver with pink and red. Paint appears to be original. 19 inches high, 14 inches deep and 15 inches wide. $850.
LION STATUES, PAIR LARGE ANTIQUE CAST STONE
LION STATUES, PAIR LARGE 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, Italy. 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.
MARBLE DECOY
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225
MARBLE DECOY
Date: MODERN
Price: $225
Description: Carved marble decoy of King of Prussia marble, a Pennsylvania marble quarried north of Philadelphia. This beautiful white and grey marble was used for important public buildings and furniture in the late 18th and early 19th century and is avidly sought today. 9" H. 15"W. 5"D. Signed by sculptor Richard Bailey. $225.
MARBLE DECOY
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225
MARBLE DECOY
Date: modern
Price: $225
Description: Carved marble decoy of King of Prussia marble, quarried in Pennsylvania north of Philadelphia in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This beautiful white and grey marble was used for many important public buildings and fine furniture at that time and is highly sought today. Signed by sculptor. 9"H. 15"W. 5 "D. $225.
MARBLE FISH, CARVED RED ITALIAN MARBLE
MARBLE FISH, CARVED RED ITALIAN MARBLE
Date: Modern
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Description: Large carved marble fish of rare Italian red marble, three dimensional, with beautiful detail to the carving and polishing. Signed by sculptor Richard Bailey. Perfect sculpture for a landscape with pool or other garden water areas. 17"H. 16"W. 1 1/2"D. SOLD
MONKEY MUSICIANS STATUES, PAIR, ANTIQUE
MONKEY MUSICIANS 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 1820 historic estate east of Bellfast,Ireland where there are dodos and monkeys bearing urns on their heads mounted on tall pillars displayed in the gardens. SOLD
PAIR FROG SCULPTURES, WROUGHT IRON
PAIR FROG SCULPTURES, WROUGHT IRON
Date: 20th century
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Description: Two wrought iron rod sculptures of frogs painted green with space on backs for pot, if desired. These would be fun and unusual in any garden today. 22"H. 38"D. 30"W. Pair $450.
PAIR ZINC HERONS
PAIR ZINC HERONS
Date: late 19th or early 20th c.
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Description: Pair of zinc heron statues cast with fine detail and with weathered patina. Life sized. One is preening while the other is alert. No repairs or breaks. One 39 inches tall and the other 31 inches tall. Late 19th or very early 20th century. SOLD
SCULPTURE OF STONE TURTLE
SCULPTURE OF STONE TURTLE
Date: Modern
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Description: Exceptional large sculpture of a turtle carved of the rare mineral Chrysocolla and malachite, gold and greenish colored stone found in Arizona by the sculptor. An unusual piece of art to surprise and delight in the garden or garden room. Signed by the sculptor Richard H. Bailey. 9"H. 12"D. 21"W.
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. English. Early 20th century. This sculpture would be a beautiful focal point for any garden.

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