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Rare Museum Quality Pair of 18th Century Centaur Statues Bronze On Porphyre.

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Seller: antiqueseller1111 (1,934) 100%, Location: Lake Forest, Illinois, Ships to: US, Item: 231675978732 AN EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE PAIR OF 18th CENTURY BRONZES MOUNTED ON 18th or 19th CENTURY PORPHYRE . BOUGHT IN PARIS AT A FINE ANTIQUE DEALER. Base 11" x 6 1/2 x 1 1/2. All together 14" tall. Horse 9" long. THESE ARE UNIQUE PERIOD, ARE EXTREMELY RARE AND COME FROM A FINE HOME WHERE VERY EXPENSIVE ITEMS WERE COLLECTED OVER A 25 YEAR PERIOD. THESE ARE MAGNIFICENT AND I'M SPEECHLESS WHEN I LOOK AT THEM. THEY ARE OWNED BY A SOPHISTICATED AFICIONADO AND THEY BELONG ONLY IN FINE HOMES WHERE ONLY THE BEST WILL DO. THEY ARE EXTREMELY BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT AND CAN BE DISPLAYED OR USED AS BOOK ENDS. A FINE ADDITION TO AN EXPENSIVE HOME OR LIBRARY. I DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS ABOUT A HUMAN TORSO ON A HORSE BODY AS A FORM OF ART, BUT CENTAURS IN MY OPINION IS A REFINED AND NOBLE EXHIBIT OF TIMELESS ART AND THE BEST IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY AND GREEK ART. WILL BE PROPERLY PACKAGED AND SHIPPED INSURED OR HAND DELIVERED BY SPECIALTY ART TRANSPORTER. REASONABLE OFFER VERY CLOSE TO MY ASKING PRICE WILL BE CONSIDERED. PLEASE SUBMIT REASONABLE BEST OFFERS. THE BEST OFFER FEATURE WAS TURNED ON TO GIVE A SLIGHT COMMON COURTESY DISCOUNT, NOT BECAUSE I WILL ACCEPT 50% OFF. THESE ARE VERY VERY RARE AND THOUGH UNSIGNED, THEY ARE EXTREMELY UNIQUE AND VERY OLD. MY ASKING PRICE IS VERY LOW AND AT A CERTAIN POINT IF I DONT SELL THEM, I WILL RAISE MY PRICE SUBSTANTIALLY AND SEEK CLOSE TO DOUBLE MY CURRENT ASKING PRICE. I KNOW WHAT THEY ARE WORTH AND WHAT THEY SHOULD SELL FOR. IF YOU KNOW ANTIQUES OR BRONZES, YOU WILL KNOW THAT SOME BRONZES SELL FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS. THOUGH I CANT LOCATE THAT THESE ARE SIGNED, I HAD TWO PROFESSIONAL BRONZE APPRAISERS LOOK AT THEM YEARS AGO WHO TOLD ME THAT NO QUESTION THESE ARE BY A MASTER BRONZE MAKER, BUT THEY CANT BE ATTRIBUTED TO ONE SPECIFIC MAKER. PAYMENT MAY BE MADE BY PAYPAL OR BANK WIRE. WILL NOT SELL TO BUYERS WITH LESS THEN 10 POSITIVE FEEDBACK'S. IF I RECALL CORRECTLY, I PAID AROUND $40k-$45k FOR THESE SOME 15-20 YEARS AGO IN PARIS. Centaur is also called Centaurus, Centaurs. In Greek mythology, Centaurus is the father of the race of mythological beasts known as the centaurs or Ixionidae. The centaurs are half-man, half horse; having the torso of a man extending where the neck of a horse should be. They were said to be wild, savage, and lustful. Age: Pre-1800

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