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$ 25,000

Rare Early 19th Century English Coade Stone Statue Torso of a "Soane" Caryatid

Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials Coadestone
W. 13 in; H. 22.5 in; D. 12 in;
W. 33.02 cm; H. 57.15 cm; D. 30.48 cm;
Condition Good. The statue is missing its bust and has losses throughout but displays beautifully. Requires a display base
Creation Date 1812
Description Coade stone otherwise known as Lithodipyra, was used for fine architectural detailing and garden ornaments in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and produced by appointment to George III. This particular sculpture nearly exactly matches the Caryatids employed by architect Sir John Soane in several of his building projects in England including the facade of his own home on Lincoln's Inn Fields in London. The Soane Caryatid was first produced in 1812 and was one of the last designs completed by the company under designer John Sealy who died in 1813. The statue is closely modeled after the Caryatids of the Erectheion porch on the Acropolis in Athens. This particular statue, which is in a herm form, once sat on a pedestal base and was likely employed as an architectural support given the square core hole through the center of the piece. Four round holes in the base could be used again to attach to a pedestal base. An excellent piece which would make a fine garden ornament.
Styles / Movements Old Master, Realism
Incollect Reference Number 235671
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