For hundreds of years, the finest gardens have been decorated with stone statuary replicating the classic period of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. We continue this tradition with a collection of classic statues including; the Bather, St. Francis of Assisi, Hercules, Bella Donna and wall hanging torsos of Michelangelo’s David and Venus de Milo.

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American Colonial Urn

In this series of benches, birdbaths, fountains, planters, pedestals and lamp, seasoned designer & sculptor Klaus Kinast has attempted to capture the design essence of the American Colonial period. This term generally refers to that period of U.S. history from the time of European settlement (the late 16th c.) up to independence in 1776, with particular emphasis on the Thirteen Colonies of Britain. The design of this period was predominately that of the European states from where the settlers came from, but was influenced by the simpler lives that these people lived. Gone was the heavy emphasis on ostentatious decoration, instead being replaced by a simpler, less cluttered and easier style. Great use was made of local woods in furniture design and quilting and fabric became important decoration.  Motifs were generally simple in the form of natural flowers & fruit. As the style developed, higher grade furniture was introduced along with decorative accessories and fabrics.

w18” x d18” x h15”  70 lb

Shown in Ancient Stone

Code: ACC-URN

 

Bather

The Bather by Allegrain (1710-1795)

The original Bather by Allegrain was sculpted in1767 for Mme. Du Barry and placed  in the gardens of Louvecienne. Mme Du Barry, a women of extraordinary beauty was Louis XV’s mistress and lover. The king of France built palaces for her and encouraged her to patronize the arts. Allegrain’s statue was influenced by Venus, the goddess of love, although her delicate features and slender waist and wrist are characteristic of eighteenth century French femininity

w10” x d12” x h35” 105 lb

Shown in Ancient Stone, shown on Plynth 

Code: BHR

Bella Donna

Of French origin, “Belladonna” has been fashioned in an Art Nouveau style. Art Nouveau, is a phrase used to describe a European art movement of the last two decades of the 1800s and the first decade of the 1900s. The term Art Nouveau is derived from Maison de l’Art Nouveau, a Paris shop opened in 1896 by the dealer Siegfried Bing. It found expression in a wide range of art forms—architecture, interior design, furniture, posters, glass, pottery, textiles, and book illustration—and was characterized by its devotion to curving and undulating lines, often referred to as whiplash lines. “Belladonna” is sure to delight any home or garden.

w8” x d9” x h33”  70 lb 

Shown in Western Slate

Code: BELL

 

Corinthian Column

w11” x d11” x h29”  100 lb  

Shown in Ancient Stone

Code: CORC

 

David & Venus Torso

David Torso (Hanging)

David is a partial replica of the famous statue of the biblical hero created by Michelanglo during the Renaissance period (sculpted 1501-1504). It was commissioned by the famous Medici family in the birthplace of the Renaissance; Florence. The masterpiece now resides in Florence at the Gallery of the Accademia di Belle Arti.

w18” x d3.5” x h22” 30 lb

Shown left in Ancient Stone

Code: HTOR-DAV

Display Column for garden

Display Column

w15” x d15” x h29”  110 lb, 2 pieces 

Shown in Western Slate 

Code: DCOLM

Egyptian Girl

Following the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922, the western world was obsessed with anything Egyptian. The treasure recovered was of such great quality and design, that dress, jewelry, architecture and many other mediums were influenced with ancient Egyptian motifs such as the scarab beetle or lotus flower. The “Art Deco” movement (commencing in the mid 1920’s), has many of it’s roots firmly planted in the art of ancient Egypt. In this piece we clearly see Egypt’s influence in the small table that the girl is leaning upon. She is also dressed in ‘roaring 20’s’ revealing fashion.

30″ high, 85 lbs

Code: EGGI

 

Hathi – Elephant Pedestal

Inspired by the dream-like sculpture and paintings of surrealist Salvador Dali, master sculptor Klaus Kinast has designed a truly unique piece.  The word Hathi is derived from the Hindi word for elephant and was used by Rudyard Kipling to name a fictional bull elephant character in his famous Jungle Book novels. Hathi can be used as a pedestal/plant stand or a birdbath with the addition of a matching bowl.

w10” x d14” x h29” 100 lb

Shown in Western Slate

Code: HAT-P

 

Hercules Pedestal

Taken from Greek mythology, this highly detailed statue of Hercules shows the beauty and strength of this ancient hero.  In his lifetime, Hercules was challenged to complete twelve feats of strength, ranging from endurance to tests of brute force.  Designed to hold a sundial or planter, or perhaps as a leg of a table, Hercules will look majestic and impressive in any garden or home.

3w16” x d14” x h37”  125 lb  

Shown in Western Slate

Code: HER

 

Large Rodin's the Thinker garden ornament

Large Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’

The original ‘Thinker’ was sculpted by the great French artist Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) and was first exhibited in Paris in 1904. Since then, this image of a powerful man in contemplation has become a symbol of Rodin himself. While he admired many famous artists, his strongest influences came from viewing the works of Michelangelo during a trip to Italy in 1875

w9” x d13.5” x h26” 120 lb

Shown in Ancient Stone

Code: LGROD

 

Plynth

w11” x d11” x h18” 100 lb

Shown in Ancient Stone

Code: PLYN

St. Francis of Assisi

No garden is complete without a statue of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, to watch over the natural cycle of flora and fauna. St Francis was born in medieval Italy and renounced his father’s wealth in order to live a humble religious life. He was revered for his great humility towards the living world and is often pictured with a small bird in hand, a reference to an incident where he and his companions came upon a place where birds filled the trees. St Francis preached to the birds who surrounded him, drawn by the power of his voice, not one of them flew away.

w12” x d10” x h37”  120 lb 

Shown in Ancient Stone

Code: SAINT

Venus Torso (Hanging)

The Venus torso is a partial replica of the famous Venus de Milo statue currently residing in the Louvre museum in Paris. This statue from antiquity was discovered on the Greek Island of Milos. It is thought to have been created sometime between 130 and 100 BC by Alexandros of Antioch. Although commonly known as Venus de Milo, her correct title is Aphrodite of Milos; Aphrodite was the Greek Goddesses of Love & beauty, Venus being her Roman equivalent.

w13” x d3” x h21” 25 lb

Shown in Western Slate

Code: HTOR-VEN

Water Carrier concrete statue

Water Carrier

In Greek mythology, Venus, the goddess of love, was served by a beautiful attendant named Hebe. Hebe’s role was that of cup bearer for the gods. This classic Water carrier statue is based on the mythical Hebe and would make a fine addition to any home or garden.

w8” x d5” x h36”  95 lb

Shown in Ancient Stone 

Code: WAT