MASSIVE STONE BALLS - a pair.
Gate finials, hand carved. 1700s or earlier.
£985 the pair
Diameters 40cm (16")
A large and superb pair of gate finial balls hand carved in a hard, honeyed-red sandstone with lichen and moss patina. Both have the original fixing holes, one has weathered to slightly ovoid, with two "flats" for resting stably on a surface. Their colouring blends particularly well with Ham stone, Cotswold stone and old brickwork.
Set on a lawn, courtyard, flower bed, pillar or wall they bring simple decorative shape of great power and serenity. Dating from at least 1700s, more probably earlier still.
Stock No. 1884