This large pair of garden ball finials have been hand-carved from Italian limestone. Ball finials such as this can often be seen flanking the entry of gardens at Italian villas. Both balls are roughly 14 ¾ inches in diameter and sit atop circular pedestals. The shapely bases have a sloping neck with quarter round molding around the foot that sits on top of a thick circular plinth, also with sloping sides. We have inserted a temporary metal dowel into carved holes in the ball and the pedestal. For added stability, you can have the two stones mortared together. 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 scratches. Light buildup of moss and lichen with visible inclusions. Stone is a natural material that can become darker or lighter from the elements. Please see photos for details.