Pair of Huge Carved Sandstone Balls on Bronze Feet

Pair of of Huge Carved Sandstone Balls on Bronze Feet

This is a magnificent and rare pair of very large carved red sandstone balls with verdigris bronze feet. Over the years, they have developed an amazing patina that, to our eye, resembles the planet Jupiter, and the combination of blackened coal dust from the north of England and greening surface from our garden has combined to make an unforgettable impression. If placed in a moist and shady place, these will grow moss over time. In overall lovely antique condition, these have a few age-appropriate nicks and bumps. This pair has all 8 bronze feet intact. Please note that we have 2 pairs of these balls for sale, but the other pair has a missing foot that can be restored. If you prefer, we can remove the feet for you.

England, CA 1890.

H: 24 in (60.96 cm) D: 20 in (50.8 cm)

Price:  $7,050, the pair

Ref: FBA 1001