This large pair of ball finials from Italy have been hand-carved from limestone. Ball finials such as this can often be seen flanking the entry of Italian gardens. The balls are roughly 11 ¾ inches in diameter and sit atop 13 x 13 plinths. The sides of the plinth slope inwards in two sections, before transitioning into thick step molding. We have inserted temporary wooden dowels into carved holes in the ball and the plinth. For added stability, you can have the two stones mortared together or add a steel or iron dowel. Our pair of carved Italian limestone ball finials would look great affixed to the top of a stone set of steps. They can also be used as decorative elements either inside or outdoors.
CONDITION: Good condition with minor rubs and lichen buildup. Stone is a natural material that can change colors with exposure to elements. The bases have developed a nice grey patina. Please see photos for details.