Early Lichened French Cast Stone Flamingo on Carved Stone Base For Sale
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Early Lichened French Cast Stone Flamingo on Carved Stone Base

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Fabulous in all respects, this polychromed cast stone flamingo is loaded with lichen, moss and old paint that achieves a pitch-perfect look. Hand-incised feather strokes along his entire torso and sides show multiple coats of old pink, white, grey and black paint, now graced with lichen and moss. His original spindly and rusty legs show remnants of yellow and red paint, and have been inserted into a later carved stone base, which is sufficiently heavy to provide needed support. The particularly graceful S-curve of his neck and shape of his head and beak not seen in later flamingo figures makes this a very special piece indeed. Although quite capable of living outdoors year-round in warm climates, this piece should be brought inside at the first sign of Frost to extend its gorgeous patina and longevity. Please note that it will need to be crated prior to non-local delivery. The overall measurements are listed in the dimensions section, but for clarity, please note that the statue measures 38 inches high x 5.5 inches wide (body) x 22 inches wide, while the base is 11.88 inches diameter.

Details

  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Minor scrape to base of statue that will weather in time. Slight sway to the legs when moved (normal for bird statues of this age and not a flaw, but rather a result of the weight of the bird body on the iron legs). All insertion points are solid.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 38 in. x W 22 in. x D 11.88 in.H 96.52 cm x W 55.88 cm x D 30.18 cm
  • Seller Location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Seller Reference Number
    SAN 1082
  • Reference Number
    LU863414901401
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