unusual late c19th carved italian marble desktop paperweight of a horses hoof and shoe

Unusual late C19th carved Italian marble desk-top paperweight of a horse’s hoof and shoe.


| $1,104 USD | €1,038 EUR

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ML 202


Unusual late C19th carved Italian marble desk-top paperweight of a horse’s hoof and shoe.
Realistically carved ‘Sicilian jasper’ marble life-sized horse-hoof , depicted fitted with a detailed black marble shoe and nails .
Wonderfully-figured polished marble with bold striations and colour. Very minor historic chips to back edge.
Highly decorative object of rare form and equestrian interest.
H 4”
W 5”
D 6”
Italy c.1890
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
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Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 202


Height = 10 cm (4")
Width = 13 cm (5")
Depth = 15 cm (6")

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