Set of 4 antique garden statues depicting the Four Seasons. Nineteenth century. The Four Seasons is an ancient decorative motif. Each season is represented as an allegorical figure bearing traditional iconographic symbols: bouquets of flowers for spring; sheaves of wheat for summer; clusters of grapes for autumn; and bundles of firewood for winter. The Romans typically represented the seasons as voluptuous goddesses known as the Horae. Each graceful figure measures 48-49 inches high and weighs 175 to 200 lbs. Finely detailed and finished casting, probably from a New York foundry. Found in Newport, RI, in 1960.
A large hand-carved Black Forest style wall bracket or shelf supported by classic woodland motifs, centering a tree-trunk, surrounded by acanthus leaves, acorn and acorn leaves, etc. German or Swiss, circa 1860. Dimensions: 13" H x 24" W x 8.75" D
Japanese Edo period bronze and copper hikite circa 1850. A hikite is a recessed cabinet door pull particular to Japanese furniture. Foo lion motif hand worked in repousse with hand made steel pins joining the panel to the frame. Measures 7.5 x 4.25 inches. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques. For hours of operation and directions go to www.BranfordAntiques.com
Spanish carved wood modern abstract sculpture signed Pozo 77, hand carved from a single block of wood. Fine detail, airy organic design, carved by a very skilled artist. Measures 40 inches tall with a 12 x 13 inch base. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques. For hours of operation and directions go to www.BranfordAntiques.com
Bruno Giorgi, edited by Marcos Antonio Marcondes. Published by Art Editora, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1980; first edition. Hard cover. Text in Portuguese and English, extensive images of the sculptor and his work, some in color. Clean excellent condition. Dust jacket shows wear at the edges but is clean. Measures 9.75 x 11.5 x 1 inch.