Carved Limestone Statue of Children on Tall Pedestal
What a charming piece and quite rare! This beautifully-carved statue is most probably from the Low Countries (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg) and features a young boy with mandolin serenading his little sister. She gazes upwards adoringly at him, offering him a fistful of flowers. The statue has a beautiful patina and moss in spots that will return to a lustrous green, once placed back outside in the cool, damp shade. There is a solid repair to brim of the boy's hat executed by our restorer that is difficult to detect. Otherwise, the figure is in excellent condition. We have paired it with a tall, wreath-decorated pedestal with recessed panels from England. Amazingly, this pedestal looks identical to buff terracotta, but is actually made from cast stone and dates to around 1970.
Low Countries, CA 1870.
H: 71 in (180.34 cm) W: 19.25 in (48.895 cm) D: 19.25 in (48.895 cm)
Price: $9,200, the two pieces
Ref: SFG 1004 + SPE 1007