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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
This unusual set is hand-wrought in the style of early English regency garden furniture from the early nineteenth century. From Mexico, ca 1970, it is hand-made with ribbed and hammered wrought iron with wonderful curves, lion's paw feet and fleur de lis ends. Beautifully executed and dramatic in any garden setting. These pieces have been rustproofed and repainted. The bench is 66" wide, 45" high,25" deep; seat height is 18", depth 15"...