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...
Entitled Lys (Lily), this fabulous full scale marble sculpture by Emanuelle Villanis (1858-1914) measures an impressive 61.5 inches tall and depicts a lovely maiden in elegant dress. Condition is very good...
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...
Head of Young Roman Man: Circa 1st Century AD. This stunning example of Antique Roman Sculpture is carved marble 8.5" H mounted on a modern pedastal. Condition: some normal weathering, part of nose missing.
Rare carved pair of Italian Molissian dogs--antico verde marble-each dog is carved separately with small differences most noticeably in tails-minor nicks to two ears otherwise excellent condition--dogs after classic dog of Greeks and progenitor of mastiff breeds--had reputation as a military dog of classic Greek and Roman armies-can be used on fireplace mantle or as bookends-ca 1860s- really unique-6 inches wide-7 inches tall-3 inches wide
Modern abstract marble sculpture by Masami Kodama. The sculpture is unsigned. Marble is notoriously unforgiving; sculpting and polishing the stone to form a smoothly polished shape incorporating both rounded and geometric elements requires great skill. Masami Kodama is regarded as a master of marble carving. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1933. He majored in sculpture at Kyoto University, and graduared with a Master's Degree in 1958...
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
Included here are two extraordinary antique (19th century) Italian carved busts depicting Roman emperors. 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 excellent. We have found no signatures.
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)...