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PAIR, MONUMENTAL LION MARBLE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

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DESCRIPTION: A Pair of marble busts depict a Greco Roman man and woman featuring white marble faces and multicolored marble

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Continental, late 19th/early 20th century. Pair of standing lion marble sculptures on plinths. Apparently unmarked. Note: These lions were part of the JJ Haverty Collection donated to the High Museum in 1949 which established the foundationfor the museum's American art collection. The lions sat at the entrance of the Joseph High house which was the original building of the museum. After being deaccessed by director Gudmund Vigtel , they guarded the house of a collector in TuxedoPark until being offered at auction in these rooms. Approx. h. 36.5", w. 19", d. 52.25" (each)
Condition
Repairs to tails, repair to foot on one lion, one with one half and one whole canine tooth, one missing all four. Otherwise condition consistent with materials and outdoor use.
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PAIR, MONUMENTAL LION MARBLE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

Estimate $7,000 - $9,000
Jan 17
Starting Price $3,500
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0707: PAIR, MONUMENTAL LION MARBLE OUTDOOR SCULPTURES

Sold for $9,500
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Est. $7,000 - $9,000Starting Price $3,500
New Year's Signature Estates Auction - Day 2
Sun, Jan 17, 2021 10:00 AM
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Lot 0707 Details

Description
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Continental, late 19th/early 20th century. Pair of standing lion marble sculptures on plinths. Apparently unmarked. Note: These lions were part of the JJ Haverty Collection donated to the High Museum in 1949 which established the foundationfor the museum's American art collection. The lions sat at the entrance of the Joseph High house which was the original building of the museum. After being deaccessed by director Gudmund Vigtel , they guarded the house of a collector in TuxedoPark until being offered at auction in these rooms. Approx. h. 36.5", w. 19", d. 52.25" (each)
Condition
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Repairs to tails, repair to foot on one lion, one with one half and one whole canine tooth, one missing all four. Otherwise condition consistent with materials and outdoor use.

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