Pr 19thc Carved Marble Classic Molissian Dogs

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Directory: Fine Art: Sculpture: Stone: Pre 1900: Item # 1193579

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Forteleza Antiques Inc.
103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

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Pr 19thc Carved Marble Classic Molissian Dogs

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

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