This cast stone horse head on an iron base from the 20th century is highly realistic and decorative. The naturalistic elements include the horse’s flowing mane, the enlarged veins in the face and the open mouth, with the head slightly tilted left, all of which lead one to visualize a galloping horse.
The horse head has been produced from reconstituted stone, which is crushed stone that is combined with a cement-like binder. A special patina was likely added to make the appearance very similar to natural stone. The stone used in this particular cast has tints of white, grey and black.
The raised circular base and vertical mount are made from a patinated iron which has the appearance of bronze. The column that leads to the mounting bracket on the bottom of the horse head is comprised of three vertical rods inserted into the stem consisting of concentric circles. There is a triangular shaped washer welded around the three rods for support.
Place this wonderful cast stone horse sculpture on a console, side table or a mantel for maximum viewing pleasure. It can be used with a variety of interiors, including contemporary designs.
CONDITION: Wear to stone as seen in photos, otherwise very good condition.