Pair of Huge English Hand-Carved Sandstone Spheres Painted Matte Black
This is a magnificent and rare pair of very large carved red sandstone spheres that originally had 3 bent bronze feet that we have since removed. Originally, they were mostly black from over 100 years of coal dust accumulation in the north of England, so we filled the holes, painted the spheres a matte black for a contemporary look, and then rolled them around in gravel for a bit of a distressed look that still has a hint of the reddish color underneath. In overall lovely condition, these have a few age-appropriate nicks and bumps that decidedly show their antiquity.
England, CA 1890
H: 20 in D: 20 in W: 20 in
Price: $4,800, the pair
Ref: FBA 1002