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.
A very nice pair of Foo Lions carved in the Art Deco style from blocks of granite, ca 1930. Visually very strong figures. Accretions of lichen from outdoor usage. Left and right facing each is 31" high by 20" wide by 18" deep. In excellent condition.
We acquired this gorgeous pair of hand carved marble foo dog/ "Lion" guardian sculptures at least fifteen years ago. They were old then but were probably crafted about thirty or more years ago. Possessing intricately, finely carved manes and surface features, these charming fellows are of a style reminescent of the Ming to Qing Dynasty. They measure an impressive 42"h. x 22"w. x 15"d. they would be a superp pick for your garden or home...
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.
White square marble table top with colorful stone inlaid, featuring a central square panel with a "checked" pattern with connected circles surrounded by a border, within a large border are scrolling grape vines and grapes generating from vases at each corner, on an iron base. Condition: few missing pieces within the grapes. Size: 48 1/2" x 48 1/2"
A very nice and rare pair of French handkerchief planters ca 1950 that are also unusually large. Made of a cast fibrous concrete that is not as heavy as the more typical product they are both visually dramatic and perfectly stable outdoors. One is 45" x 39" and the other 43" x 43". Each is in very good condition. Sold as pair only.
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 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.
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.
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 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 rare example of a mid-century rocker recliner in the Woodard Sculptura line. So rare that Woodard staffers came by my booth at High Point to see what they had never seen before. The rocker is made with the metal mesh typical of the Sculptura line and features an extendable foot rest and rocking mechanism. Original white paint. 41" high by 29" wide by 36" deep. In near mint condition.
A pair of large carved stone - a variety of marble - camels, Asian, mid-twentieth century from a garden. Each is 34" high by 36" wide by 12" deep. Some wear from exposure to elements; some accretion of lichen..overall very good condition.