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Medieval ~ Gothic Revival ~Architectural Grotesque ~ Gargoyle ~ Limestone -

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Seller: letscowboyup (890) 92%, Location: Chandler, Arizona, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 291946217827 Color: Stone ~ Beige, Brown., Maker: Unknown, Material: Stone, Details: Up for auction is this very authentic vintage RARE MEDIEVAL~ GOTHIC REVIVAL ~ARCHITECTURAL GROTESQUE ~ GARGOYLE ~ HAND CARVED IN STONE ~ CORBEL ~ SALVAGE. This is a fabulous find for the collector of the eclectic!!! The piece is highly carved in limestone with extreme detail to the human features and expressions. Gothic Revival dates from 1740 - 1860 C. From: Central Europe ~ England. Please see the photos for the score and chisel marks. The piece weighs approximately 26 lbs. ~ it is extremely heavy as it is solid limestone. The Grotesque measures approximately 10 1/2" x 6" x 10". Please feel free to ask any questions prior to close of auction. Payment is required at the close of auction via PayPal. Thank you for looking! Below is an except regarding Grotesques from "The Grotesque in Church Art" by T. Tinsdall Wildridge, London, England. 1899: Masks and Faces. The merriest, oddest, most ill-assorted company in the world meet together in the masks and faces of Gothic ornament. Space could always be found for a head, and skill to execute it. Yet though the variety is immense, the faces of Gothic art will be found to classify themselves very definitely. Norman work has frequently some very grotesque heads in corbel tables and tower corners, to the odd appearance of which the decay by weather has no doubt much contributed. Two examples from Sutton[Pg 129] Courtney, Oxfordshire, illustrate this weather-worn whimsicality.Then comes a crowd of faces which have no particular significance, being simply the outcome of the unrestrainable fun of the carver. Some are merely oddities, while others are full of life-like character.

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