Antique Cast Iron Statue of a Praying Child

GBP 8,475.00

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Object Description

An unusual mid 19th century antique cast iron statue of a praying child, sourced from the property of the English author known as John le Carré. Beautifully cast, it is a charming ornament for a garden or sculpture for an interior.

Made in several sections then leaded together, this statue depicts a child with locks of curling hair kneeling on a cushion with hands together and raised as if praying. The cast is further elevated by a weathered stone base. Over 150 years old, the entire piece has an attractive timeworn look, telling the story of its age and history.

Provenance

From the estate of the David Cornwell (1931 – 2020), better known by pen name, John le Carré. Regarded as one of the greatest authors of the post-war era, Cornwell wrote a series of espionage novels, many of which have since been successfully adapted for television and film.

Additional Dimensions

Stone base: H18 x W40.5 x D40.5 cm

Object History

From the estate of the David Cornwell (1931 – 2020), better known by pen name, John le Carré.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Areas of patination. Ships as 3 pieces.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

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Directions

From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.


UK Heritage
Grove Barn
Wormelow
Herefordshire
HR2 8EG
United Kingdom

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