Sculpture, Carvings & Other

Browse our stock of antique sculpture and carvings including a wide range of busts, stone sculpture, plaques and key stones in a range of materials like stone, wood, cast iron and terracotta.

  • Stock: 14868

    A monumental Regency stoneware urn, in the manner of the antique. This magnificent urn recalls the form of an Ancient Greek krater - a large vessel for mixing wine. The entire urn is dedicated to the God of Wine Bacchus (Dionysus), with a band of fruiting vines to the neck, underneath which is high-relief frieze depicting a Bacchic procession or thiasus, with revellers carrying cups of wine, bunches of grapes and the other trappings of a hedonistic feast. The serpents fashioned into handles are characteristic of Bacchic iconography and they are often associated with Bacchus, as Maenads - female followers of the God - wore snakes in their hair.

    This urn is unlike any other we have come across, but echoes the popularity of themes from classical antiquity, made even more popular by the phenomenon of the Grand Tour. The great engraver and antiquarian Giovanni Battista Piranesi even produced an engraved volume solely dedicated to the designs of urns in the antique style. He then manufactured urns in his Italian workshops. In England, the famous manufacturer Elizabeth Coade and designers such as Thomas Hope also produced urns in the antique manner for an eager public.

    The urn is made from a weather impervious stoneware, similar to the famous Coade stone.
    English c.1820.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 78"
    76 cms
    57 78"
    147 cms
    32 1116"
    83 cms
    Base 18 12"
    47 cms

    Listed Price: £24,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14545

    A Statuary Marble bust of a young woman purportedly by the French sculptor Jean-Paul Aubé (1837-1916). The name P. Aubé and the date 1885 can be seen carved on the back. French circa 1880.

    Notes:Jean-Paul Aubé (3 July 1837 – 23 August 1916) was a French sculptor born in Longwy, North Eastern France and was once painted, together with his son, by Paul Gauguin.

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    width height depth
    29 18"
    74 cms
    19 1116"
    50 cms
    11 1316"
    30 cms

    Listed Price: £4,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15224

    A striking pair of large ornamental obelisks carved from an exceptional example of softly hued honey and light grey Purbeck Fossil Stone imbued with an abundance of myriad marine fossils, including bones, shells, microbes and bivalves and with imprints of early reptiles and animals.
    English, circa 1910.

    Notes: Purbeck Stone, famous worldwide for the amazing plethora and myriad example of fossils, was laid down during the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous periods. The name is derived from the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset where outcrops are most prevalent. It is also found in other parts of southern England most notably along the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset, in the strata exposed in the cliffs and on the beaches west of Swanage.

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    Width Height Depth
    6 1116"
    17 cms
    30 14"
    77 cms
    6 58"
    16.7 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14978

    A Statuary Marble Regency chimneypiece tablet depicting the Greek youth Ganymede offering a drink from his cup to Zeus who is in the form of an eagle. In Greek mythology Zeus, in the guise of an eagle, abducted the beautiful Ganymede from his home in Troy and flew him back to Mount Olympus to serve as a cup bearer to the Gods. Zeus bestowed on him the gift of eternal youth and immortality. English, circa 1810.

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    Width Height Depth
    14 38"
    36.5 cms
    7 18"
    18 cms
    2 38"
    6 cms

    Listed Price: £5,400 Each( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14503

    A bronze representation of the character Don Salluste attributed to the French sculptor Antoine Louis Bernard (b.1821). Don Salluste de Bazan, Marquis of Finlas was a chararcter in Ruy Blas a tragic drama by Victor Hugo.
    The signature L Berard 1849 is inscribed near his feet and the foundry mark for Miroy Freres is to the rear of the base and the name Don Saluste, note with one l only) is inscibed around the base. French, circa 1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 7 78"
    20 cms
    19 1116"
    50 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms
    Base 6 1116"
    17 cms

    Listed Price: £1,350 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14982

    A pure white Statuary Marble Regency chimneypiece tablet.The central oval, set on a hanging, draped cloth, depicts a pair of garlanded putti cavorting and dancing in a garden to the music of pipes being played by a third reclining putti. English, circa 1800.

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    Width Height Depth
    15 316"
    38.5 cms
    7 12"
    19 cms
    1"
    2.5 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14979

    A charming Georgian Statuary Marble chimneypiece tablet depicting a reclining Greek muse with her harp. English, circa 1810.

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    Width Height Depth
    16 14"
    41.5 cms
    6 12"
    16.5 cms
    1 38"
    3.5 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14987

    A charming and finely carved Art Nouveau alabaster bust of a woman with demurely downcast cast eyes. Her casually elegant hairstyle adorned by an entwined leaf wreath and she is raised on a rouge and grey marble base. English or possibly Italian, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    13 38"
    34 cms
    23 58"
    60 cms
    8 1116"
    22 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14980

    A Neoclassical style marble plaque in pure white Statuary Marble finely carved with a central urn surrounded by scrolling foliage and ribboned descending grape vines. English, mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    18 78"
    48 cms
    8 18"
    20.7 cms
    1 18"
    2.8 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14977

    A Statuary Marble classically styled delightful antique plaque of generous proportions carved with a central shell cartouche flanked by a sunflower and rose and surrounded with an abundance of small flowers, wheat ears and ribboned bellflowers. English, 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    39 1316"
    101 cms
    10 1316"
    27.5 cms
    1 58"
    4 cms

    Listed Price: £6,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8449

    A pair of Baroque models of angels kneeling at prayer cast in plaster. French, late 18th century.

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    width height depth
    left figure 16 14"
    41.3 cms
    27 12"
    69.8 cms
    9 12"
    24.1 cms
    right figure 16 1116"
    42.5 cms
    27 12"
    69.8 cms

    Listed Price: £5,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 4226

    A tall 18th century finely carved wood and polychrome figure of the Bohemian saint St. John Nepomuk(1345-1393). He was purportedly the confessor to the Queen of Bohemia and at the request of King Wenceslaus(1361-1419), King of the Romans and Bohemia, was drowned in the Vltava River in Prague for refusing to divulge the secrets of the confessional. Nepomuk is also believed to be the protector against floods and troubled waters and is considered a patron saint of bridges.
    Bohemian, early 17th century but could possibly be earlier. (a/f)

    Notes: Not the "Good King Wenceslaus"(907-935) of legend who is sung about in the carol of the same name whose life was based on the life of the historical Saint Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia or Svatý Václav in Czech.

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    width height depth
    19 1316"
    50.2 cms
    64"
    162.6 cms
    11"
    27.9 cms

    Listed Price: £8,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10307

    A Regency statuary marble tablet representing the marriage of Cupid and Psyche. The couple is veiled and Cupid holds a dove whilst they are accompanied by three putti, holding a torch, a basket of fruit and a stool for their wedding ceremony. This is based on the onyx cameo made by Tryphon during the Roman Late Republican or Early Imperial Period (50–25 B.C.). This cameo once belonged to Peter Paul Rubens and was inventoried in both the collection of the Duke of Arundel and the Duke of Malborough in the 18th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    20 12"
    52 cms
    8 78"
    22.6 cms
    1 38"
    3.5 cms

    Listed Price: £5,950 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7546

    'The Choice of Heracles'. A carved Statuary Marble chimneypiece tablet or plaque depicting the Greek hero Heracles (Roman Hercules) at the moment in which he was offered to choose an easy peaceful life or a turbulent glorious life by the two allegorical figures Vice and Virtue. He chose the latter.
    English, late 18th early.

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    Width Height Depth
    18 18"
    46 cms
    8 78"
    22.6 cms
    1 38"
    3.5 cms

    Listed Price: £5,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7098

    A French Faience ceramic plaque of a woman in the style of Honore Daumier (1808-1879) represented in the Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
    French late 19th century

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    Width Height Depth
    15"
    38.1 cms
    18"
    45.7 cms
    2 12"
    6.4 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14442

    An antique Italian carved Alabaster figure of a young bather standing on a rusticated base of rocks, lapped by waves, and resting on a circular moulded plinth. Some minor scuffs and scratches.
    Italian, late 19th century.

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    width height
    24 38"
    62 cms

    Listed Price: £7,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14105

    A fine neoclassical style antique bronze figure of a muse holding a lyre in one hand and a small musical scroll in the other, standing on a break bowfront base signed with the name Magnan Paris 1867. French late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    9 38"
    24 cms
    22"
    56 cms
    7 18"
    18 cms

    Listed Price: £2,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13872

    A 19th century patinated bronze of Leonardo da Vinci, the 15th century Italian Renaissance inventor, painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician, mathematician, astronomer and so on - a polymath of his time. He is depicted seated on a stool studying a collection of sea creatures, a crab, an eel, a lobster and fish, displayed on a platter held in his hand. Italian, possibly French, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    9 38"
    24 cms
    14 316"
    36 cms
    8 14"
    21 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14387

    A 20th century bronze of a beautiful young gypsy maiden with a tambourine after the model by Claudius Marioton (1844-1919). The name Marioton and the number 126 are enscribed on the back. The original would have been made in Paris at the art foundry - Fondeur, Siot-Decauville active in the 19th and early 20th century and whose workshops and stores were in Villehardouin Street, Paris. French early to mid 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    5 12"
    14 cms
    17 14"
    44 cms
    5 78"
    15 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14383

    An antique carved beech wood plaque depicting the Coat of Arms of the City of Manchester which was granted to the City in 1842. The City's motto is inscribed on the plaque and reads "Concilio et Labore" which loosely translated means "Wisdom and Effort".

    The Coat of Arms depicts the Heraldic Antelope with its chain, a symbol of peace and harmony, extreme courage and discipline also representing the engineering industries; and the Heraldic Lion a symbol of bravery and strength, his crown, a castle is a reference to the ancient Roman fort of Castlefield. Each wears the Red Rose of Lancaster on their shoulders. They flank a central cabuchon depicting a ship representing the trading relationships of Manchester, and a globe covered in bees which in heraldic terms is a symbol of efficient industry. To this day the bee is often used as a shorthand emblem of Manchester.

    English late 19th century.

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    width height
    28 1116"
    73 cms
    11 14"
    28.8 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13871

    A patinated antique bronze of Lorenzo de Medici, the 15th century Italian Statesman and the powerful ruler of the Florentine Republic. He was well known for his patronage of Renaissance scholarship. poetry and art most notably that of Botticello and Michaelangelo. He is depicted deep in thought, this figure is deserving of its nickname "Pensieroso" or "The thoughtful one" and is after the original by Michelangelo on the tomb of Lorenzo de Medici in the Chapel of San Lorenzo in Florence. Italian, possibly French late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    6 1116"
    17 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13747

    A Coalbrookdale lamp stand modelled as an allegory of Europe, from a series of four cast-iron standards representing the continents. This series was designed by the celebrated British sculptor John Bell in the 1860s.

    It was Francis Darby's interest in the possibilities of statue casting that led to the foundry’s partnership with Bell, who allowed the foundry to take a mold from his celebrated statue, The Eagle Slayer. Once they had successfully completed this task, Bell went on to design a number of fine cast items for them, including pieces for the Great Exhibition and the Paris Exposition.

    John Bell (1811–1895) was a British sculptor perhaps most famous for his statue, The Eagle Slayer.

    English, c.1860

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    Base diameter Height
    13"
    33 cms
    58 14"
    148 cms

    Listed Price: £5,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13742

    A grand and finely modelled life size bronze figure of a prowling tiger.
    Powerful and Regal.
    Probably 20th Century Japanese.

    Weight: 90kg

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    length height
    77 316"
    196 cms
    26 58"
    67.5 cms

    Listed Price: £6,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 4351

    A pair of rare stone roundels in the Renaissance manner, each with a carved head; one depicting Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571), Florentine sculptor, goldsmith and amorist; the other depicts Giulio Romano (1499-1546), painter and architect, one of the creators of Mannerism, from 1515 until Raphael's death in 1520, his chief assistant.
    Italian 19th century, circa 1850.

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    diameter depth
    40"
    101.6 cms
    15"
    38 cms

    Listed Price: £25,000 pair( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7478

    A most attractive patinated bronzed cast-iron Baroque style figure of a small girl reminiscent of the illustration by Emile Bayard of the child Cosette from Victor Hugo's " Les Miserables". It was almost certainly made by the Coalbrookdale Foundry. There are holes in the base which point to it once being part of a larger piece and the figure of the girl is identical to the one depicted in the fourth image below of a Coalbrookdale fountain base which sold at Sothebys Billingshurst on 26th May 1987.

    English, the Diamond Foundry mark on the base indicates1854 image five attached below.

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    width height depth
    13"
    33 cms
    33"
    83.8 cms
    9"
    22.9 cms

    Listed Price: £3,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8273

    An interesting pair of Japanese street entertainers in spelter. One has its forearm missing, the other some fingertips. They would originally have supported acrobatic children as part of their act. Copies from the much earlier bronze originals
    Japanese 19th century

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    Width Height
    15 38"
    39 cms
    30 14"
    77 cms

    Listed Price: £3,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7358

    A plaster bust of Zachariah probably cast in the late 19th century from the original monumental 'Well of Moses' sculpture by the Dutch artisan Claus Sluter ( 1395 - 1405 ) for the Carthusian monastery of Chartreuse de Champmol built as a burial site by the Burgundian Duke Philip the Bold just outside the Burgundian capital of Dijon, now in France. See image below.
    French late 19th century

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    width height depth
    25"
    63.5 cms
    25"
    63.5 cms
    17 12"
    44.4 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11022

    A large antique terracotta campana urn, possibly by Blashfield, decorated in the Greek Revival manner after Bertel Thorvaldsen and Thomas Hope. Frieze features under the anthemion motif beneath the rim show various figures of flower and fruit maidens, minstrels and an angel typical of Ancient Greek inspiration, the handles are butted by the heads of river deities. English, early 19th century.

    Notes: Although not stamped the texture of the clay & the design is very similar to the work produced by J M Blashfield." There was an identical urn sold at a Sotheby's Sale on 21 Sept 1999.

    Weight: 110 kg.

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    Diameter Height Base W & H
    30 14"
    77 cms
    41 14"
    105 cms
    15 316"
    38.5 cms

    Listed Price: £11,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12080

    A remarkable tall contorted wrought iron sculpture set on a wooden plinth and entitled "Whirligig 2005". Sculptor: A D Tobias Williams.
    Provenance: From Manches, 6th Floor, Aldwych House, London, WC2.
    English 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    27 58"
    70 cms
    66 12"
    169 cms
    27 316"
    69 cms

    Listed Price: £5,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11498

    A well sculpted antique statuary marble bust in the manner of a Roman Senator.
    Probably Italian, 19th century.

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    width height depth
    13 38"
    34 cms
    17 12"
    44.5 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms

    Listed Price: £3,400 As Is( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12679

    An antique large Victorian bronze figure of a Knight Crusader.
    Mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    External 11 38"
    29 cms
    19 14"
    49 cms
    6 14"
    16 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12262

    A tall pair of painted polychrome terracotta, romanticised, jewelled and turbaned Nubian Water Carriers. Image before restoration. Probably by Goldscheider of Vienna, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    16 18"
    41 cms
    40 316"
    102 cms
    11 38"
    29 cms

    Listed Price: £7,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12134

    A life size bronze of Don Quixote of La Mancha who with his squire, Sancho Panza was the inveterate tilter at windmills. He was the creation of the early 17th century author Miguel de Cervantes.
    Sculptor: Fredy Balthazar Stoll(1869-1949).
    Early 20th century.

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    width height depth
    26 1316"
    68 cms
    39 1316"
    101 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms

    Listed Price: £9,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10700

    A massive aluminium heraldic spread eagle, with three Ducal coronets on it's breasts and wings the original emblem, without the three crowns was used by the Barclays Bank Group from the early 18th century. The three crowns were added in the 1930's to differentiate it from those emblems used for centuries in varying forms by royal households, countries and other establishments.
    English, 1930's.

    Notes: When in 1728 the Barclays Bank company moved into the premises known as The Black Spread Eagle on Lombard Street in central London they adopted as their emblem the sign of a Black Spread Eagle which had been left by the previous unknown tenants of the building. The premises later became 54 Lombard Street. Barclays present day blue emblem, first introduced in the 1960's and adopted in 1970, is based on the old earlier logo as shown on the hanging Bank sign below.

    Casting of monuments and works of art in aluminium was first used by Alfred Gilbert in 1893 for his statue of Eros (famously misnamed, the figure is in fact Anteros, his twin brother), the Greek God of requited love, which is poised on top of the memorial to Lord Shaftsbury in the middle of Piccadilly Circus in London's West End.

    SCALE : Imperial .

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    Width Height Depth
    57 18"
    145 cms
    72"
    183 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms

    Listed Price: £12,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9184

    A pair of terracota winged lions in the Baroque manner.
    Italian, 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    9 18"
    23 cms
    33 12"
    85 cms
    11"
    28 cms

    Listed Price: £3,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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