Antique Terracotta Venus Statue

GBP 6,475.00

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Object Description

An elegant terracotta statue depicting the Roman goddess Venus in incredible detail. Clothed in sweeping linens, she holds an ornately decorated lute in a classical pose leaning against a column. It is a beautiful sculpture for interior or garden, it’s scale an elegant feature piece for an alcove or courtyard.

Stamped with the manufacturer’s mark, this Venus statue was made by Mandeville Pottery based in Castelnaudary (Aude) in the south of France, a famous company of its time. From 1880, the company evolved, using the name ‘Mandeville-Combeleran’ on it’s works. This was to be followed by ‘Mandeville-Bernier’ in 1905 until the company’s closure in 1935. For this reason, we can be confident that this Venus sculpture was made between 1880 and 1905 as it is stamped with the name ‘Mandeville-Combeleran’.

Additional Information
Base diameter: 34 x 34cm (13.39 x 13.39 inches)
Blue plinth not included.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Lightly weathered. One toe partially weathered away. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:46 x H:106 x D:25 centimeters
  • country
  • year

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


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
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