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 13 inches in diameter and sit atop circular pedestals. The shapely bases have quarter round molding around the neck and near the bottom, above a thick circular plinth. We have inserted a temporary wooden dowel into carved holes in the ball and the pedestal. 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 scratches and nicks. Stone is a natural material that can become darker or lighter from the elements. Some areas have developed a desired darkened patina. Please see photos for details.