Marble Statue of a Pacing Stallion, After the Antique

GBP 15,995.00

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Object Description

An elegant marble statue of the pacing stallion after the antique by Alceo Doessena. Inspired by the Horses of San Marco in Venice, this beautifully carved stallion is a testament to Dossena’s artistry. In all’antica style, he included a strut and palm tree as supports for the fragile composition of the horse.

This piece evokes a sense of life and movement, with its flowing mane and expertly carved features. A stunning decorative piece for a period property looking to evoke charm, elegance, and allure.

Alceo Dossena (1878-1937)

A historical and curious figure in the art world, Aleco Dossena enjoyed a successful career as a restorer of sculpture, but found himself unemployed after the war and turned to the conception of original works in the style of the past.

Although, Dossena was known for wanting to sell his works honestly, many of his works circulated on the art market as period sculptures, fooling connoisseurs and collectors. In 1928 Dossena discovered the deception surrounding his works and sued his dealers. As a consequence a number of his works were exhibited and sold in New York in 1933.

This Pacing Stallion is representative of these many works that were once handcrafted by this talented yet controversial sculptor. It is a piece of history that is now looking for a new honest home.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Some discolouration. Minor repair to one of the back legs. Possible tip of ear has been reattached.

Object Details

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.

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