Rare Set of 18th Century Four Seasons Carved Marble Statues

GBP 147,995.00

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Object Description

A rare set of the four seasons carved Carrara marble statues. This wonderful foursome are a take on the original four seasons. Autumn, spring, winter, summer (as pictured), are all represented through the action or clothing of each statue, as in Italian tradition.

Dating to the early 18th century, these Italian carved marble figures were intended for garden use and would make a stunning centrepiece for a courtyard or garden, but they could also look beautiful inside a home. Their scale and style are a rare find, with most other versions being of small children, made from stone, or made in more recent years.

Four seasons

The Four Seasons are seen in ancient Greek mythology as the figures in charge of the four seasons of mankind. In ancient Rome, the four seasons were portrayed by the Horae, Greco-Roman goddesses of the seasons, natural order, and have sacred significance.

Each season is characterised by a meaningful figure or statue that bears traditional identifiable symbols. The popularity of these figures peaked during the Roman period and again during the Renaissance.

Additional dimensions:

Autumn: Height 170cm (66.93 in) Weight 262kg

Spring: Height 171cm (67.32 in) x width 69cm (27.16 in) x depth 45cm (17.72 in) Weight 401kg (largest base) (884lbs)

Winter: Height 166cm (65.35 in) x width 44cm (17.32 in) x depth 38cm (14.96 in) Weight 390kg (859lbs)

Summer: Height 166cm (65.35 in) Weight 248kg (547lbs)

Overall weight is all four combined.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Weathered to various degrees, two statues with lost arms; not repaired.

Object Details

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    W:45 x H:171 x D:45 centimeters
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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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