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Limestone Statue Of The Uffizi Boar

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Limestone Statue Of The Uffizi Boar

UK HERITAGE
After the antique, a finely modelled and weathered limestone garden ornament. This classical sculpture is generally thought to be based on the story of the slaying of the Calydonian boar by Meleager. The boar had been sent by Diana to ruin the countryside of Aetolia as she had been offended by Meleager’s father, King of Calydon. The antique figure is first recorded as being in Rome in the 1550’s. By 1568 it was in the Pitti Palace in Florence and by 1591 it had found its way to the Uffizi. It was badly damaged by a fire there in 1762 but was then restored. This statue has terrific presence as a figurative work and this example is much enhanced by lots of moss and lichen accumulated over many years of exposure to the elements. The boar is depicted having been suddenly disturbed from his sleep, half rising, showing his tusks, his ears twitching, his snout sniffing the air trying to detect the source of danger. He is growling as, indeed, this is a dangerous wild animal. This was reclaimed from a property in London. 1st half of the 20th Century

Weight 540 kg

Dimensions: 

  • H: 114cm (44.88in)
  • W: 126cm (49.61in)
  • D: 82cm (32.28in)

Period: 

First quarter 20th Century

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A little piece of our history:

History, telling the stories of the past and letting them live again in the future, is core to everything we do at UK Heritage. So let us also share with you a little piece of own history.

We've been buying and selling architectural heritage pieces since the grand old year of... 2006.  yes we may seem relatively young in the world of antiques, but thanks to our dedicated and experienced team our knowledge knows no bounds.

Our business was founded by Ben Couchman, a man dedicated to learning about the history of every piece he comes across. He knows a thing or two about architectural antiques, and can often be found scouring the UK and Europe to uncover decorative or functional architectural treasures that deserve their chance to shine again.

Our home in Herfordshire:

Our impressive rural site in Herefordshire is currently home to over 2000 antiques. Arranged around a courtyard, it includes an 18th Century barn as well as three large, modern warehouses. It only takes a quick walk around some of our dedicated showrooms to almost feel each piece jumping out at you, begging to share their stories and add to yours.

Our philosophy:

Sustainability and ethical responsibility are the buzzwords of today and while it's easy to say this is a priority, it is often a little more difficult to prove. However, our business model relies on both.

We don't buy or create new. We reuse, recycle and give architectural antiques that were once destined for landfill an opportunity to continue creating history. Everything is antique and unique. We also do not sell items that contain ivory or that are dangerous to health or the environment.

Who we work with:

In our time we've supplied a little piece of history to interior designers, architects, retailers and private clients across the world. Our list of previous customers is quite impressive too, having worked with Cambridge and Oxford Universities, Claridge's and Warner Brothers, to name just a few.

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