Have you got an antiques.co.uk seller account?

Login forgotten password
Menu
search now
    Antiques Trade Talks with Iain Brunt
    Antiques You Tube Account

    Find Us On Facebook

    Instagram



    antique italian alabaster sculpture of the goddess demeter 19th century

    Antique Antique Italian Alabaster Sculpture of the Goddess Demeter 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Italian Alabaster Sculpture of the Goddess Demeter 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Italian Alabaster Sculpture of the Goddess Demeter 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Italian Alabaster Sculpture of the Goddess Demeter 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Italian Alabaster Sculpture of the Goddess Demeter 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Italian Alabaster Sculpture of the Goddess Demeter 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Italian Alabaster Sculpture of the Goddess Demeter 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Italian Alabaster Sculpture of the Goddess Demeter 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Italian Alabaster Sculpture of the Goddess Demeter 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Italian Alabaster Sculpture of the Goddess Demeter 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Italian Alabaster Sculpture of the Goddess Demeter 19th Century
    • Antique Antique Italian Alabaster Sculpture of the Goddess Demeter 19th Century

    regent antiques limited

    Enquire about this antique

    Regent Antiques Limited has 1071 antiques for sale.
    click here to see them all

    This is a splendid antique Italian carved alabaster sculpture of the goddess Demeter dressed in classical costume, circa 1880 in date.

     
    This finely carved sculpture depicts a beautiful young Goddess,clothed in a classical robe - she is exquisitely modelled standing, holding a sheaf of corn, on a reeded column base decorated with ribbons, bows and flowers.
     
    The craftsmanship is second to none throughout all aspects of this artwork.
     

    Provenance:
     
    Captain John Whittle (born Whitehaven, Cumberland 1836, died Shanghai, China, 1913). His father waswas proprietor of a wholesale and retail business in Whitehaven, an establishment which, traded in the latter part of that century and the early part of the twentieth. JohnWhittle received his Master certificate in Liverpool in 1860, and became a Commander in the China Navigation Company which was founded in 1872 to operate Mississippi-style paddle-steamers on China's Yangtze River, and later formed part of the Swire Group,a multinational conglomerate with interests spanning five continents.
     

    Condition:
     
    In really excellent condition, with no chips, marks, or signs of damage. Please see photos for confirmation.
     
     
    Dimensions in cm:
     
    Height 53 x Width 17 x Depth 17
     
    Dimensions in inches:
     
    Height 1 foot, 9 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 7 inches
     

    Our reference: A1686
    Alabaster -is a name applied to varieties of two distinctminerals, when used as a material:gypsumandcalcitealso known as onyx-marble, Egyptian alabaster or Oriental alabaster.
     
    In general, but not always, ancient Alabaster in Egypt and the Near & Middle East is calcite. Alabaster in medieval Europe is gypsum. Modern Alabaster is probably calcite, but may be either. Both are easy to 'work' and as both are slightly water soluble, have been used for making a variety of indoor artworks and carvings, as they will not survive long outdoors.
     
    The finer kinds of alabaster are employed largely as anornamental stone, especially forecclesiasticaldecoration and for the rails of staircases and halls. Alabaster is also used widely by the sculptors.
     
    InEurope, the centre of the alabaster trade isFlorence, Italy.

    Width (cm):
    17
    Height (cm):
    53
    Depth (cm):
    17
    Price: £1,850.00

    Please note that this price may NOT include delivery charges which the seller may charge extra for.

    Buy now with paypal
    Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discovery, Paypal payment methods
    Anyvan
    JGM Shipping

    Regent Antiques Limited

    We are one of the UK's premier furniture dealers and have been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental furniture, silver, porcelain, and decorative items both antique and contemporary. We exhibit our collection in classy showrooms in our large warehouse very close to the centre of London.

    Contact details

    Regent Antiques Limited
    Manor Warehouse
    318 Green Lanes
    London
    Central London
    N4 1BX
    UNITED KINGDOM
    T: 02088099605
    E: info@regentantiques.com
    W: https://www.regentantique...

    regent antiques limited

    To enquire about this antique simply fill in the form below and we'll send your enquiry on to regent antiques limited

    Regent Antiques Limited has 1071 antiques for sale.
    click here to see them all

    Subscribe to our Newsletter!

    Keep up to date with all the happenings in the antiques world, delivered straight into your inbox with our regular newsletter!

    We won't sell or use your email address for anything except sending you our newsletter. For more information on our privacy policy, please click here.