Pair Large French Carved Limestone Dog Corbel-LIke Figures #1
Definitely the most unique find of our most recent buying trip, these fabulous dog figures are hand-carved from French limestone and sport an amazing weathered, lichened, and mossy patina. We bought two pairs and the other pair is listed as Stock # SAN 1083 B if you’re looking for two pairs. We are not sure of their original usage and originally thought them to be corbels, but there is no sign of having been attached to a wall, so maybe they were just meant as ornaments. Regardless, they look sensational flanking a doorway or an entrance to a garden. Each has slightly different dimensions listed below. In very good overall antique condition, they have various small knocks and chips commensurate with age and use. Priced and sold as a pair.
France, CA 1880
Dog #1: H: 17 3/8 in Width at Front: 10 5/8 in Width at Back: 10.75 in Depth: 25 5/8 in
Dog #2: H: 18 in Width at Front: 10.75 in Width at Back: 9.75 in Depth: 25 3/8 in
Price: $4,500, the pair
Ref: SAN 1083 A