Pair of French Cast Stone Pink Flamingos, Circa 1960s
For all you fans of classic garden flamingos, these are the real deal. Entirely made of cast stone over an iron armature, and with a weathered and old, likely original, pink and black painted surface, the form and detailing on these flamingos is fabulous. Both flamingos have hand-incised feather detailing on their backs, outlined on old black and white paint, and their facial expressions are properly insouciant. WIth beautifully-angled legs and detailed joints, the iron armature underneath the cast stone lends additional strength. In very good vintage condition, neither has any cracks, breaks, repairs, or missing parts, although there are a few chips and faint paint crack lines to the legs near the feet. Placed together against a green hedge or in a border bed, these will give you decades of whimsical pleasure. We recommend bringing them indoors for the winter in cold climates, but they will do very well outside year-round in warm areas.
France, CA 1960s.
Left: H: 39.5 in D: 15.75 in W: 6.5 in; Base: 10 in x 11 in
Right: H: 27.5 in D: 19.5 in W: 6 in; Base: 10 in x 10 in
Price: $4,800, the two
Ref: SAN 1083