Set of Valmarana Statues
An exquisite and very rare set of four dwarf statues on the original plinths. Hand carved in limestone with nicely aged patina. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 20th century, Italy
These statuettes influenced by the famous villa Valmarana ai Nani in Vicenza, Italy. Those grotesque statues were placed on the garden walls in the 18th Century, in order to comfort the daughter of the house as she was of short statue. Similar statues can be still viewed today in the chateau Mirabell in Salzburg, Austria.
Base: 20" H x 18" W x 18"D
Details: Hand Carved Limestone
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 51" H x 18" W x 18" D