Included here are two extraordinary antique (19th century) Italian carved busts depicting the Roman emperors, Vespian and Galba. Measures: 35 x 25 x 14 in (88.9 x 63.5 x 35.6 cm); 35 x 29 x 15 in (88.9 x 73.7 x 38.1 cm). Each exhibits the finest craftsmanship and details in high relief and their overall condition is very good. There is a loss to the face of the socle where the Vespian name is shown, and a small loss on the front on the figure's garment...
Four Important Marble Busts. These early 18th century busts are superbly sculpted likenesses of four great Italian poets and philosophers.
Dante Alighieri (DANTE), 1265 to 1321. Both poet and moral philosopher, notably famous for his epic The Divine Comedy . The first part of which is “Inferno”.
Torquato Tasso, 1544 to 1595...
Robert Laurent - France, USA 1890 - 1970
Woodstock art colony
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Whitney Museum of American Art
Art Students League of New York - teacher
Ogunquit School of Painting and Sculpture - teacher and director
Cast stone reclining nude
11" x 8 1/2"
Marked LAURENT on base
Late 19th century alabaster statue of a lovely maiden. With her arms outstretched she studying a small bump on her finger. Probably Italian, condition is very good with some minor old dings expected with age, but most notable is a large chip on the back side of the base (see last photo). The price has been adjusted accordingly. Having a wonderful patina that only comes with time, this beauty measures about 18 inches high.
From our European Collection, a very fine carved marble bust by Giovanni Maria Benzoni, signed and dated 1868. Benzoni (1809-1873) was a world renown Italian neo-classical sculptor...
From our European Collection, a fine late 19th-early 20th century carved marble bust of Madame Recamier, modeled after the original by Joseph Chinard circa 1801-02, which was previously on display at the Getty Center Los Angeles, where the museum description read as follows:
"Coyly looking down, Madame Recamier holds a veil across her chest. The sheath both demurely conceals and reveals her breasts...
Rare 19thc Italian Carerra bas relief marble plaque of St Anthony and Christ Child-finely carved-mounted with brass mat and electrified sconces--wiring is old on sconces and should be replaced-no condition problems or repairs on marble-23 inches by 18.5 inches framed--when lighted this is an especially dramatic piece--brass mat can be polished if you prefer the glitz.
Mounted carved Carerra marble bas relief of Dante No condition problems or repairs to marble-minor losses to frame and there is wear to red velvet mat. Unusual full length carving of Dante-22 inches by 14 inches framed
Italian Marble bust of infant-dated 1932 on piece-beautifully carved sculpture to include fine details in eyes and hair. Marble is off white and has brownish turned base that comes off.--16 inches high-7 inches wide-no condition problems or repairs
Green Marble Figure of a reclining female nude holding flowers in her right hand.
Late 19th century.
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
This lovely, large marble sculpture dates from the late 19th to early 20th century, and depicts an Arab or Turkish father and daughter. Signed Carados. Measures 47" by 21.5" by 12.5"
Italian Florentine Petra Dura crucifix composed of colored marble pieces formed into figure-4 inches by 6 inches-add 3.5 inches for gilt frame with filet-fine craftsmanship-no condition problems
there is a piece missing as marked base is 11.5 cm high and 7 cm at widest part cover is 4.5 cm tall and 3 cm wide
A 4" long carved soapstone Inuit figure of a basking seal. This carving has an artist's cypher plus the number E91684 on the bottom, and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, losses, damage or repairs other than some minor surface abrasions. All
items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping to the U.S. starts at $12.50 (other spots may vary)...
Rare Burmese 18th Century Shan State hand carved white Alabaster Disciple in adoration. Solid and heavy piece. Polychrome with some discoloration due to age, condition: good. Size: H. 20" x W. 11.5" x D. 7.5"
This delightful marble sculpture, after a model by Claude Michel Clodion (1738-1814), depicts two cherubs wearing crowns of grapes and leaves, at play beside a goat. Inscribed "Clodion 1886". Measures 40" tall, 32" wide and 21" deep (101.6 by 81.3 by 53.3 cm). It was purchased from lot 372 in sale 1716 at Christie's in New York on 10/24/06. Condition is excellent. There are chip losses, consistent with age, around the perimeter of the base, but no major damage nor signs of restoration...
A 3-1/2" long and 3-7/8" high vintage Inuit stone carving of a bird. This carving is signed by Josie Pappy E-9-861 (JOSIE PAMIUTU PAPIALUK 1918-1996). This item is in excellent vintage condition with no cracks, chips, losses, damage or repairs - some scrapes, which occur with this type of stone. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use. Tracked packet air post to the U.S...
A 4" long and 2-1/2" high vintage Inuit Eskimo stone carving of a bird. This carving is signed by Josie Pappy E-9-861 (JOSIE PAMIUTU PAPIALUK 1918-1996). This item is in excellent original condition with no cracks, losses, damage or repairs other than a bit of bruising on the beak and a chip on one corner of the base. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use...