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Antique Cast Spelter Neoclassical Woman with a Peacock Sculpture on Marble Base



This large and substantial antique cast spelter sculpture is unsigned but presumed to have been made in France in circa 1880 in the neoclassical style. This very detailed cast sculpture depicts a robed neoclassical woman, possibly Hera the Greek mythological goddess of marriage, standing next to pedestal with her right arm around a male peacock that is sitting atop the pedestal. In her left hand, she is holding a scroll or tube of some fashion, which may have held something at one point, but its significance is unclear. The casting is very well executed from every side and clearly details the woman's face, folds in her robe, feathers of the peacock and small intricate details on the sides of the pedestal. The sculpture is mounted to a black, most likely marble base and has metal feet. The sculpture is done with a matte black patina with some green accents to give the appearance of bronzing.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Width: 9.50 in. (24.13 cm)Depth: 5.75 in. (14.61 cm)
  • Style
    Neoclassical Revival (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Some minor surface wear to patination and wear to the feet. Some wear noted to rear of base in one area as presented in the photos, and we're unsure if she may have had something more in her left hand. We could not find another example for comparison.
  • Seller Location
    Hamilton, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1355220392642

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Hamilton, Canada
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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