A pair of antique cast iron ducks with remnants of original paint, American nineteenth century. With their lively pose great decor for the garden. One is 14.5" high by 5" by 10"; the other 12.5" high by 5" x 10". Condition good, commensurate with age and usage.
An Art Nouveau terra cotta rendition of a seated maiden holding a dove signed by Alfred Foretay (1861-1944). A very suitable garden centerpiece this is one of those rare sculptures that sit well viewed from any direction, having wonderful fluidity. 29" high by 14" wide by 12" deep. Other than a few scuff marks from wear in very nice condition.
A pair of antique cast iron dogs/mastiffs, American early 1900's. Bare metal finish, traces of early century dark green paint. Each 21" long by 10" wide by 15" high. In nice condition.
A carved stone statue of a classical youth in contemplation, holding a bunch of grapes, American, nineteenth century. Stone, much weather worn, appears to be a variety of marble. A wonderful piece for the garden. 50" tall by 14" wide by 12" deep. A crack in one leg, otherwise nice condition.
Antique lead figures of putti variously clad depicting the four seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, probably British ca 1900. Figures vary from 16" - 20" tall and up to 10" wide and 6" deep. In good condition; traces of early paint coating remain.
A stately cast iron whippet, American nineteenth century, provenance the estate of Cole Porter. Original chipped and weathered paint finish. Overall 18" high by 37" long by 9" wide. Condition good, commensurate with age.
A figural depiction in cast lead of a boy contemplating a nest of fledglings while his companion, a young girl, looks on; American ca 1880. Nice detailing and patination. Each figure about 27" high by 8" by 7" at base. Condition good, commensurate with age.
A life size pastoral figure of a boy in cast zinc, American ca 1890, with more recent polychrome coloring. The bright colors would have been typical of nineteenth century zinc figural castings meant to impress by their realism (similarly this was the case with eighteenth century lead figures). 55" high by 16" wide by 16" deep. A few nicks otherwise excellent condition.
A nice matching pair of male and female dogs in cast iron, American ca 1880. Very nicely cast and in excellent condition. Each 24" high by 26" long by 13" wide.
An antique cast stone figure of a satyr playing the panpipes. Accumulated moss and weathering give this garden figure a perfect patina. 28" high by 8" diameter at base; overall depth 9". In very good condition.
An attractive pair of antique lead garden figures of boy and girl, most likely British ca 1900. Each 16.5" high by 8" wide by 7" deep. Nicely weathered, some traces of old paint, condition otherwise commensurate with age.
Very fine antique lead figure of a young woman in a state of rapture, astride a semi-dome, wrapped in diaphonous folds, eyes closed and body gracefully twisted as if being lifted into another world. Exquisitely rendered and wonderful old lead patina. Figure sits on a marble base. Probably early 1900's. Overall 34" high on a 10" square base. Left arm has been re-attached.
A very nice example of a British staddle stone with a fine accretion of old lichen to decorate the top. The piece is 26" high by 16" in diameter at the top and approximately 11" square at the base. In very nice condition.
A striking ceramic figure of a lion from the historic Castelnaudary works in France, nineteenth century. Traces of the original baked on color remain, though the depiction is as lively as it ever was. Marked Catelnaudary Ceramiques. Figure is 30" high by 24" wide by 10" deep. Some chips, condition commensurate with age.
An intriguing carved limestone figure that was originally perhaps an architectural element. Much weather worn with moss and lichen growth. Head has been re-attached with some fine stone aggregate; similar repair to one shoulder. Origin unknown. Very nice piece of garden decor. 41" high by 13" wide by 10" deep.
Rare hand carved limestone sculpture of rustic boy/shepherd playing a flute, British, nineteenth century. Wonderful patina of limestone aged outdoors with accretions of moss and lichen. 45" high by 13" wide by 15" deep. In very good condition.
A very nice antique bronze by the Spanish sculptor Joaquimm Angles (1859-1925), late 19th or early 20th century. It portrays a young shepherd who has caught the rapt attention of one of his flock of young goats by his playing of the pan pipes. This is a traditional bronze which has been extensively patinated through its use as a garden sculpture in the home of a Southern collector, something I think that adds to its charm. Signed "Angles S". 35" high by 14" by 13". In good condition.
A rare find of two fine architectural elements originally part of an outdoor garden structure in early Palm Beach. Each is of carved stone and features a pair of male and female putti embracing. Each is 43" high by 19" wide by 12" deep. Wear commensurate with age and exposure to the elements. Please see my blog on this item.