A mid 19th century French Caen stone architectural fragment reputedly from a church destroyed in WWII. With its beautiful cream tone and crisp quality, this carved limestone fragment is reminiscent of a ruined Greek or Roman temple. A fragment from European history, this antique architectural piece offers a glimpse into French craftsmanship of times gone
A large-scale plaster statue of the Capitoline Wolf circa 1900 after the antique in bronze thought to date from as early as the 11th century. Originally made by the Moulage Museum, Brussels, this plaster statue was sourced from a huge stately home. Known in Italian as ‘Lupa Capitolina’, the wolf is depicted as she is
A terracotta portrait bust of Caracalla, Roman Emperor from 198 to 217 AD. The Emperor is depicted in expressive detail and wears a swathed toga which is glazed in white for a striking colour contrast. Similar portrait busts, showing Caracalla with cropped hair, stubble beard and a menacing glare, are found on display in museums
An expressive 20th century life-size bronze figure of Phaethon by sculptor Jim Mathieson. Signed by the artist and marked ‘3/12’ as a small limited edition piece. J. Mathieson (1931-2003) Though born in 1931, it wasn’t until his mid-thirties that James W. Mathieson began his artistic career. Born in Calcutta, India, he moved to Scotland with
A 16th century roman style marble column fragment circa 1550. This Solomonic marble column is mounted onto a bespoke steel base. A fascinating, intricately worked antique. We can imagine this fragment of Ancient Rome being discovered and brought back to Great Britain as part of a Grand Tour. In addition to this piece, we have two
An antique terracotta plaque depicting a horse and rider in neoclassical and roman styles by the workshops of 19th century French ceramist, sculptor and architect, Émile Müller. Possibly after a similar design found at Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli. Mounted on a bespoke steel stand, this antique plaque makes a beautiful display item for a collector’s cabinet
A framed collection of antique Minton tiles creating a decorative roman style mosaic wall panel. Dating from the late 19th century, this tiled frieze likely once formed a fireplace hearth. It is today repurposed as a historical item of wall decor and mounted to an oak frame with fixings to attach it to a wall.
A three-quarter lifesize French buff terracotta antique statue of Clio, one of the 9 Muses of Greek Mythology, dating from the early 20th century. Goddess of history, Clio leans on a tree stump and is swathed in sweeping fabric, holding an open scroll in her left hand as she is often depicted. Of good scale
An interesting mid 19th century architectural model of a cistern sculpted in limestone, possibly Bath stone, carved into an elongated oval form. Beautifully weathered and of good scale, this carved limestone sculpture is a historic object for a courtyard or interior.
A good condition and richly toned Roman style stained glass window circa 1890 from the studio of Clayton & Bell. This spectacular 19th century stained glass panel details a soldier and a religious, saint-like figure standing before a Roman official, possibly depicting the trial of Jesus between Pontius Pilate and the Roman soldier, Longines. It
This 20th century antique style plaster plaque depicts a bucranium in striking high relief. Symbolic of Greek and Roman architecture, a bucranium is a decorative motif of an ox or bull skull among swags and garlands of foliage. This embellishment was commonly used in classical architecture and Doric temples of ancient Rome and later during
This weathered antique stone sculpture was reputedly carved by a student of 20th century British architect and artist, Sir Hugh Casson. It depicts a group of figures in high relief in a classical ancient Greek style manner. The figures are deeply carved and overlapped in what appears to be a fighting or pillaging scene. There
An early 20th century Carrara marble plaque depicting a side portrait of the Roman Goddess, Salacia, or possibly her Greek counterpart, Amphitrite. In Roman mythology, Salacia was the Roman Goddess of the Sea and Saltwater. She is depicted here in Carrara marble, beautifully carved with swirling hair and a seaweed or crab-claw crown among dolphins.
This weathered English Romanesque limestone capital is centuries old, dating from the Norman era of the 11th and 12th centuries. Originating from Oxfordshire, it is decoratively hand carved, perhaps once forming part of an interior or exterior of a prominent Norman building. A rare find, this beautifully preserved stone capital is a piece of English
This hand carved English Romanesque limestone column is centuries old, dating from the Norman era of the 11th and 12th centuries. Originating from Oxfordshire, it is carved and cut by hand, detailed with distinctive herringbone markings that would have once formed part of the pillar section of a doorway on a prominent Norman building. A
The large scale and size of this intricate mosaic wall panel is an impressive artwork piece for any interior. It is beautifully made in Roman style, small tessera mosaic tiles used to depict intricate birds among scrolling green acanthus leaves and foliage. The whole piece is mounted within a streamline steel frame. Dating from the
Dating from the 1960s, this spectacular mosaic wall panel depicts King of ancient Greek mythology Tereus confronted with the head of his son, Itys. It is beautifully made in Roman style, small tessera mosaic tiles used to create intricate details and fitted within a steel frame. Measuring 176 by 167 cm, this large Greek mosaic
An impressive 19th century terracotta scale Warwick Vase standing on a weathered terracotta pedestal. Stamped ‘Blanchard & Co’, this particular design features in their 1869 illustrated catalogue of Beautiful Works of Art: Terracotta (pictured), so we are confident that it dates from this period. Though smaller than the original, this Warwick Vase is of impressive