Small French Cast Iron Putto on Pedestal, Circa 1880

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Small French Cast Iron Putto on Pedestal, Circa 1880

SKU: 122-22 Category: Tag:

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Description

Cast in France, circa 1880, this small putto on pedestal has developed a lovely patina from exposure to the elements. The winged putto is emerging from the top of a shell that sits on top of a circular plinth.

The rectangular pedestal beneath has been cast as one piece, with a square capital adorned with a repeating chevron pattern on the underside of the molding. All four sides of the column have the same motif of a husked wreath surrounding bundled fasces. A foliate rinceaux tops each wreath, with a second grouping of leaves beneath the circlet. Each side is flanked by thin molding that wraps around to the adjacent side. The thick base has several layers of molding, with a repeating foliate motif on the middle layer.

Some areas have lost their original paint, allowing oxidation to occur. This has given the French cast iron putto and pedestal a fantastic, weathered appearance. The statue itself is 16” H x 9” W x 10 ½” D and can be removed from the pedestal, giving you the option of placing it on a table. A wonderful accessory that can be used outdoors or inside.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including loss of paint resulting in oxidation. Buildup with traces of moss and lichen.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Circa 1880

Dimensions

H - 36 1/4, W - 14 3/8, D - 14 3/8

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Description

Cast in France, circa 1880, this small putto on pedestal has developed a lovely patina from exposure to the elements. The winged putto is emerging from the top of a shell that sits on top of a circular plinth.

The rectangular pedestal beneath has been cast as one piece, with a square capital adorned with a repeating chevron pattern on the underside of the molding. All four sides of the column have the same motif of a husked wreath surrounding bundled fasces. A foliate rinceaux tops each wreath, with a second grouping of leaves beneath the circlet. Each side is flanked by thin molding that wraps around to the adjacent side. The thick base has several layers of molding, with a repeating foliate motif on the middle layer.

Some areas have lost their original paint, allowing oxidation to occur. This has given the French cast iron putto and pedestal a fantastic, weathered appearance. The statue itself is 16” H x 9” W x 10 ½” D and can be removed from the pedestal, giving you the option of placing it on a table. A wonderful accessory that can be used outdoors or inside.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including loss of paint resulting in oxidation. Buildup with traces of moss and lichen.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Circa 1880

Dimensions

H - 36 1/4, W - 14 3/8, D - 14 3/8

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