Seated Jizo Bosatsu, the hands pressed together in the gassho adoration mudra, sculpted in shallow relief from sandstone. Late-Muromachi Period ca. 1550. Minor old loss.
Height: 33.5 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 9 cm
A charming example of folk sculpture in stone, showing clear stylistic signs of a pre-Edo manufacture.
If placed outdoors, this stone can easily be inserted into the ground. For indoor display, it can be propped up against a wall or other form of lateral support.
A rare pair of faux bois planters in the form of tree trunks, probably manufactured by Portland Stone Ware in Maine ca 1880 (the company is still in business). These are heavy-duty ceramic pieces designed to withstand the frigid winter climate. Each is in the form of one central trunk with 4 open off-shoots, with acanthus and flowering plant designs alternating at the base between branching sections. Each is 22" high by 24" wide and hollow at the base...
Another antique cast iron bench in the rare Passion Flower pattern from Louisiana, late nineteenth century, marked Hinderer's Iron Wks NO LA. Bench is 34.5" high by 40" wide by 29" deep. Re-painted in dark green it is in very good condition.
An antique cast iron garden bench in the curtain style by the Philadelphia foundry of Brines, Chase & Co, a short lived enterprise only in business from 188-1895. Bench has the maker's mark, and it has its original zinc coating still visible on the underside. It is 37" high by 45.5" wide by 18" deep. Painted dark green, in good condition.
A charming cast iron love seat in the curtain style marked John McLean NY, ca 1880. Suitable for a patio garden or other small space it has the kind of attention to detail typical of this maker with additional decorative panels at the leg and arm supports. It has its original zinc coating - so no rust. It is 37.5" high by 35" wide by 18" deep. Painted dark green; in very nice condition.
Antique lead figures of putti variously clad depicting the four seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, probably British ca 1900. Figures vary from 16" - 20" tall and up to 10" wide and 6" deep. In good condition; traces of early paint coating remain.
A stately cast iron whippet, American nineteenth century, provenance the estate of Cole Porter. Original chipped and weathered paint finish. Overall 18" high by 37" long by 9" wide. Condition good, commensurate with age.
An elaborate antique Italian wrought iron table for garden or garden room with original fitted marble top, early 1900's. Elaborately scrolled with three bunches of roses along its base, and a custom fitted marble top. 35" high by 89" long by 25" deep (at the widest point) and 21" deep at the narrowest). One repair to marble top (well done), otherwise very good condition. Provenance a Bar Harbor estate.
A very attractive pair of cast iron whippets with original paint finish ca 1920. These have been much more recently converted to pedestals by the addition of an iron rod and bracket supporting a circular piece of granite. Each 28" high by 12" by 12". Some chips in the original paint finish, otherwise good condition.
A nicely designed antique lead bird bath depicting a winged putto supporting a large shell with a bird perched on its edge, probably English ca 1890. 29" high by 16" by 16". Condition good; some wear commensurate with age.
A lead figural garden fountain depicting a putto blowing a horn, ca 1900. 30" high by 10" by 15". Some repairs. Condition commensurate with age and usage.
A large antique cast iron garden urn, American, ca 1900. Highly decorative with lion motif ears and foliate design appliqués on the sides, on a raised base stamped "MF by the Kramer Bros Fdy Co Dayton O". In three pieces, overall 43" wide by 41" high and 22.5" square at the base. Rust-proofed and re-painted: in very good condition.
A nice, and rare, example of a nineteenth century cast iron bench in the gothic style. This design was manufactured by the Val d'Osne foundry in France and Coalbrookdale in England, and, though not easily found, in the US. This example is from a Philadelphia estate and the casting is so much finer than with 20th century reproductions. 33" high by 39" wide by 23" deep/ repainted in dark green. Some old repairs but in very good condition.
A very detailed pair of campagna style garden urns in terra cotta, probably Italian early 1900's. Classical figural design with many additional decorative features makes for a unique piece of garden decor. Each is 21" high by 14.5" in diameter at top, 8" square at the base. Some nicks, loss of minor detailing as commensurate with age, otherwise very good condition.
Nice pair of staddle stones of varying height, British, nineteenth century or earlier. Each two pieces, base and cap. Worn stone surface, some lichen. One 29" high, with an 18" diameter cap. The other 25" high with a 16" diameter cap.
A figural depiction in cast lead of a boy contemplating a nest of fledglings while his companion, a young girl, looks on; American ca 1880. Nice detailing and patination. Each figure about 27" high by 8" by 7" at base. Condition good, commensurate with age.
A life size pastoral figure of a boy in cast zinc, American ca 1890, with more recent polychrome coloring. The bright colors would have been typical of nineteenth century zinc figural castings meant to impress by their realism (similarly this was the case with eighteenth century lead figures). 55" high by 16" wide by 16" deep. A few nicks otherwise excellent condition.
An antique cast stone figure of a satyr playing the panpipes. Accumulated moss and weathering give this garden figure a perfect patina. 28" high by 8" diameter at base; overall depth 9". In very good condition.