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Item #40-210  19'th century Jardinieres 

antique cast-iron jardiniere from our antiques catalogue - Phoenixant.com Price:    pair / $2350 US   
plus shipping & handling.
Quantity: sold as pair only 
Dimensions:   Height 30 1/2", Width 24", 
Description:   beautiful cast-iron 19'th century jardinieres, from Bastiscan, Trois Rivieres area, Quebec


Item #200035  Wallsconce

200035.jpg (22537 bytes) Price:    $349.00  US   
plus shipping & handling .
Quantity:   Pair available                      
Dimensions:   Height 22", Width 20", Depth 14"
Description:  Wallsconce, plaster, from Quebec


Item #40-193  Statuary wallsconce

antique statuary wallsconce from our antiques catalogue - Phoenixant.com Price:   $283.00 US   
plus shipping & handling.
Quantity:  
Dimensions:   width 16 1/2",  height 15",  depth 16"
Description:    Statuary wallsconce, plaster, Quebec c.1920


Item #40-192   Statuary wallsconce

antique statuary wallsconce from our antiques catalogue - Phoenixant.com Price:   $283.00 US   
plus shipping & handling.
Quantity:  
Dimensions:   width 1' 10", height 18 1/2", depth 1' 11"
Description:    large statuary wallsconce, plaster, Quebec c.1920


Item #40-223  Cherub wallsconce

cherub wallsconce from our antiques catalogue - phoenixant.com Price:   $162.00 US   
plus shipping & handling. 
Quantity: 1                                             Dimensions:   

Description:  Small cherub plaster wallsconce c. 1930


Item #40-213    Marble column

antique marble column from our antiques catalogue - Phoenixant.com Price:    $585.00  US   
plus shipping & handling.
Quantity:   1                      
Dimensions:   height 32 ", top 10 3/4", base 12 1/4"
Description:  Marble column, found in Quebec


Item #EA05LB1  PAIR OF INDIAN LION PORTAL EFFIGIES

SOLD

big-lion-6-s.JPG (23651 bytes) Price:   $209.00 US   
plus shipping & handling.
Quantity:  1
Dimensions:   
Length 6 ", width 2", height 5",weight 5 lbs.

Description:   Carved and painted stone lions. Portal guardian effigies were inserted into niches in the stonework flanking the doors of a home. Their purpose was to bring safety and happiness to the home by fending off evil spirits. Several more or less mythical figures were commonly used - lions for the virtue of their strength and ferocity. Portal effigies were characteristic of southern India in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. However, this pair was purchased at an architectural salvage depot in Jaipur, Rajastan. The buyer had no Hindi and the seller had no English, so it became difficult to firmly establish provenance: to the best of my knowledge, these are authentic period carvings but I cannot guarantee that. No matter what their actual age, these are very fine carvings, highly decorative, and magnificent as bookends! Condition: Excellent, with some age wear to the paint.



Item # EA05LB5      INDIAN PORTAL GUARDIAN EFFIGIES

SOLD

Item #EA-05-LB5 - INDIAN PORTAL GUARDIAN EFFIGIES from our Architectural catalogue - Phoenix Antiques Price:    $209.00 US   
plus shipping & handling.
Quantity:  one horse and one lion
Dimensions:   
Lion length 7 ", width 1 ", height 4";  Horse length 6 ", width 1 "; height 4 "Combined weight 4 lbs

Description:   Both figures are finely carved and painted stone. The horse shows the front end emerging from the insertion block and is painted green over old red. The lion is semi-crouched, painted a lustrous blue under a golden yellow. Portal guardian effigies were intended to protect the home from evil spirits. They were inserted into niches in the stonework beside the doorway. Many figures were used - manticores, lions, horses, elephants, peacocks, and probably others. Usually, but not always, they were symmetrically paired. These effigies were characteristic of late 18th and early 19th C southern India. However, this pair was purchased from an architectural salvage depot in Jaipur, Rajastan. An impenetrable language barrier separated the buyer and the vendor so it was impossible to establish provenance with certainty. I believe these to be authentic period carvings but cannot guarantee it. Whatever their provenance they are wonderfully decorative and make great bookends! Condition: Very good, some flaking and wear in the paint.


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