We offer for sale this rare English medieval period antique carved stone grotesque.
Originally found in a Norfolk-based bottle pit and excavated some 40 years ago. It was subsequently placed in a North Norfolk garden since that time as an architectural curiosity until it was acquired by us earlier this year.
Depicting a grimacing face with wide-open eyes, hair and veil, the arms set in front with joined hands. Quite a menacing figure! This carving most probably adorned the external corner façade of a medieval church tower or another high-status building of the same period.
Condition – surface wear is commensurate with age (weathered). Please refer to the images. This displays very well. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.
Size: Height 44.5 cm x Width 25.5 cm x Depth 28 cm (17 1/2″ x 10″ x 11″)
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1. LAPADA (London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association) – LAPADA is the UK’s largest trade association for professional art & antique dealers (representing approximately 500 UK dealer members). All items are backed by our LAPADA guarantee.
2. CINOA – CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations (representing 5000 dealers from 32 associations in 22 countries).
3. The Norfolk & Suffolk Antique Dealers Association.
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