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Antique Stoneware Birdbath Of The Four Seasons

Stock No

35632

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2019
  • £6,275.00
  • €7,469 Euro
  • $8,101 US Dollar

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Item Description

An antique stoneware birdbath displaying the four seasons. This wonderful birdbath is decorated with four figures depicting the original four season statues. Autumn, spring, winter, and summer are all represented through the action or clothing of each statue, as in Italian tradition.

This Victorian birdbath is a handsome design for a classically styled traditional garden or courtyard. The handcarved details of the four seasons and decorative design is enhanced by a desirable weathered finish. It features a thickly cast pedestal and a shallow lead lined dish, surrounded by a lattice pattern to the edge of the bowl.

FOUR SEASONS

The Four Seasons are seen in ancient Greek mythology as the figures in charge of the four seasons of mankind. In ancient Rome, the four seasons were portrayed by the Horae, Greco-Roman goddesses of the seasons, natural order, and have sacred significance.

Each season is characterised by a meaningful figure or statue that bears traditional identifiable symbols. The popularity of these figures peaked during the Roman period and again during the Renaissance.

ADDITIONAL DIMENSIONS

Dish diameter 47cm (18.5in)
Base width 47cm x 47cm (18.5in x 18.5in)

CONDITION REPORT

Good structural condition. Transports as 3 pieces. Nicely weathered. The bowl comes with a replacement lead liner. Traces of cement are found at the joints. Generally weathered with chips and scuffs throughout - all significant elements are photographed.

Item Info

Seller

UK HERITAGE

Seller Location

Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Item Dimensions

H: 104cm W: 47cm D: 47cm

Period

Circa 1890

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)1981 541155

+44 (0)778 6916288

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