Pair of Grand French Carved Limestone Gate Pier Finials
This extraordinary and enormous pair of gate pier finials is hand-carved from a hard limestone and dates to the late 18th C. Spectacular in all respects, they came from an impressive Chateau outside Lyon, France. While one has had several professional repairs (that will weather-over in time), the pair is in very good condition overall, considering their age. The balls are not cracked...rather they reflect the normal veining and striations in the stone, complete with normal fissures, some of which are growing moss. Perfect atop large stone gate piers that flank the entrance to your estate, they will make a very grand statement. Please note these are VERY heavy and require 2 men to lift one ball. Balls measure 15" diameter.
France, CA 1780.
H: 36 in (91.44 cm) W: 20 in (50.8 cm) D: 20 in (50.8 cm) Dia: 15 in (38.1 cm)
Ref: FBF 1049