This terracotta figure of a cymbal player is modelled on the seventeenth century original in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. It is a figure seen in many garden settings since the 1700's. This is an American version in terracotta ca 1930; an identical one is pictured in Barbara Israel's book (p 142, fig. 2.19). There have been some repairs to this piece, but they have been done well for the most part. The figure is 55" high, 26" wide, 24" deep; the base is 17.5" square.
Pair of cast iron bloodhounds modelled after the originals by
Jacquemart ca 1980. In a faux bronze finish 37" and 35" high; bases are approximately 34" x 16". In excellent condition.
A pair of hand carved marble garden urns in the "tassa" style. Carved leaf detail at the rim, fluted egg and dart carved bowl with fluted and stepped base. A few minor cracks and chips, otherwise fine. Each urn is 25" high and 33" in diameter.
Pair of sturdy cast iron urns with upsweeping arms and lids. Urn body has classical motifs - blowing face encircled by dolphins. Lids have roundels on their surrounds with heads with olive wreaths reminiscent of ancient coins. Each stands 48" high and 29" wide. Origins unknown. In excellent condition. Highly decorative for indoors or out.
Cast stone fountain featuring a delighted boy hugging a goose water spout, set in a scalloped bowl of nice proportions supported by circling dolphins and a base of faces joined by decorative wreaths. Child has classic 20's features. Is in 4 pieces. Nicely weathered stone, especially on bowl and figure. Overall height 57", base diameter 36", basin diameter 36".
Charming bronze/copper fountain of a squatting boy contemplating a frog. He sits on a bronze base with 3 fish heads spouting water. Marked "Jim Davidson" it is in fact produced in Thailand by a company that specializes in garden decor featuring children and does so without being mawkish or cloyingly sentimental. 30" high by 27" wide by 13" deep. In very good condition.
An unusual variation on the gothic garden bench design, in cast iron ca 1930. The back and seat follow the classic design while the arms and legs are formed from stylized inter-twining branches. The casting is very good and the bench very solid. 31" high by 55" wide by 21" deep. Multiple layers of old paint, no apparent breaks or repairs.
A rare set of wrought iron garden table and four side chairs with the Carre style sunburst seat chairs and flared backs. The same flared strap steel design is displayed in the circular table. The chairs American ca 1950; the table possibly French perhaps a little earlier. The chairs are each 33" high by 18" wide by 20" deep. The table is 29" high by 32" in diameter. All in good condition, recently re-painted.
Elegant garden set consisting of 4 chairs and matching occasional table. Chairs incorporate a fleur de lis or feather motif at crest of back which features floral garlands incorporating lion head motifs over a background of latticed twigs; arms are scrolled acanthus leaves and C scrolls provide the seat supports. Table and chairs have pierced metal tops. These are cast of very heavy aluminum (some alloy involved?) but have a graceful, light appearance...
The hexagonal seiji garden seats with overglaze polychrome enamels of birds and florals. Taisho Period 20 x 13 inches Excellent condition
A charming figural bronze fountain depicting a smiling boy holding a large clam shell, ca 1940 origins unknown. 35" high by 16" wide by 19" deep. Very nice quality casting with outdoors patina. In very good condition.
A nice large pair of hand carved limestone fruit baskets for the garden. Each is individually carved with individual elements. Each is in two pieces, the fruit basket and pedestal. 18" high by 16" in diameter. Used as indoor decorative elements and in excellent condition.
A pair of stacked garden plinths of cast stone with nice wear - probably ca 1920. Pair of cast stone urns on top - ca 1950. Plinths are in three sections with a height of 30". Urns are 18" high by 24" wide. Overall height of 48". In good condition.
Rare example of a Carre style loveseat with sunburst seat and flare back strap metal back, and two matching armchairs, American ca 1960. This is the only loveseat in this design I have seen. The loveseat is 36" high by 44" wide by 26" deep. The armchairs re 32" high by 265.5" wide by 27" deep. These pieces have been sand-blasted and powder coated in white and are in very nice condition.
An art deco inspired set of garden seating in the Carre style comprised of love seat and two armchairs, American ca 1940. Backs and seats are of an unusual octagonal design encasing the typical Carre sunburst design. Love seat is 35" high by 42" wide by 25" deep. Armchairs are 31" high by 24" wide by 25" deep. Very sturdily built this set is in good condition and recently re-painted.
Very nice pair of cast stone finials with floral swags adorning the sides; scalloped design on underside, and caps topped with floral bouquet ca 1920. Nicely weathered finish with elements of old moss and faint traces of original pink stucco finish. Each is 40" high, 14" in diameter at the widest point and 9" square at base. In fine condition.
Very nicely weathered garden statue of King Neptune surmounting a large fish. In cast stone ca 1970, a fine centerpiece for the garden. Overall 60" high by 24" wide and 18" deep. Good condition.
A particularly fine wrought iron potting table from Italy ca 1950. Well finessed patterned scrolling detail on top and leg supports as well as elaborate floral phlanges and center support sun-burst; clear glass top. Approximately 72" wide by 27" deep and 30" high. In fine condition.