This large pair of cast stone eagles was recently salvaged from a property in England, and they were produced around the 1920’s. The pair is said to be opposing, as one bird is looking left, while the other is looking right. This would require two separately carved molds for casting, which results in a true pair.
Both birds are perched on a rocky outcropping, with their wings partly spread as if they were absorbing the sunlight. The three talons of each feet are clinging to the rock for stability and their beaks are slightly open. The eagles have been accurately depicted from their heavy build to the plumage on the wings and head.
These cast stone eagles would make a grand statement if placed on elevated piers flanking a gate or entryway. They still retain traces of lichen and surface buildup from many years spent outdoors.
CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age with minor losses and chips. Varying and weathered patina with traces of lichen. The eagles have slightly different measurements. Please see photos.
Dimensions for the bird facing to its right: H – 36 1/4, W – 30 1/4, D – 22 1/2, base footprint – 21 1/2 x 17 1/2
Dimensions for the bird facing to its left: H – 36 1/8, W – 30 1/4, D – 20 1/2, base footprint – 21 5/8 x 17 1/2