PLEASE BE SURE TO WAIT FOR INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR ITEM. BEING OFFERED IS THIS SPECTACULAR!! AND MUCH HARDER TO FIND!! PREMIUM QUALITY CIRCA 1914 ANTIQUE SIGNED EDITH BARETTO PARSONS… AMERICAN LISTED ARTIST – BRONZE SCULPTOR…. DAVENPORTS , NOSTALGIC AND QUITE WHIMSICAL, LARGE PLAYFUL TERRIER DOG, ART STATUE SCULPTURE STATUE – BOOKEND, IN EXCELLENT AGED CONDITION (PLEASE VIEW MY PHOTOS). THIS IS A EXCEPTIONAL FINE MUSEUM QUALITY EDITH BARETTO PARSONS PLAYFUL TERRIER DOG BRONZE ART STATUE SCULPTURE – GREAT SINGLE BOOKEND AND WILL CONTINUE TO APPRECIATE IN VALUE!! IT IS EXTREMELY WELL DONE WITH LOADS OF GREAT TEXTURED SCULPTURAL FINEST BRONZE ARTISTIC DETAILING TO IT AS SHOWN!! IT IS QUITE HEAVY, SOLID, STURDY, STRONG, AND WELL MADE ANTIQUE GORHAM CO. IT HAS NO BREAKS OR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AT ALL!! IT HAS AGE APPROPRIATE MINOR SURFACE WEAR AS SHOWN. IT IS A TRUE JOY JUST TO SEE, HOLD, FEEL, AND MARVEL AT!! I’M CERTAIN THAT YOU WILL BE QUITE PLEASED TO OWN AND DISPLAY THIS ANTIQUE FINEST QUALITY CROSS COLLECTIBLE MUSEUM QUALITY BRONZE!! IT HAS NOT BEEN WASHED, CLEANED, OR WAXED. IT HAS DARKENED NICELY WITH GREAT AGE AS SHOWN!! IT MEASURE A WONDERFUL AND IMPRESSIVE LOOKING DISPLAY SIZE: 7 3/4 ” LONG, X 6 ” HIGH, X 2 5/8 FRONT TO BACK. IT WEIGHS A VERY HEFTY SIX POUNDS PRIOR TO PACKAGING!! I REMOVED THE OLD WORN GREEN WOOL FELT AND WILL BE HAPPY TO ADD A NEW WOOL GREEN FELT IF YOU LIKE…. “THIS IS A TRULY FANTASTIC “INVESTMENT QUALITY E. PARSONS FINEST QUALITY ANTIQUE GORHAM CO. “WHIMSICAL AND PLAYFUL” TERRIER DOG STATUE – ART SCULPTURE AND WILL CONTINUE TO APPRECIATE IN VALUE!! The information below is for reference to Edith Parson’s work Biography Edith Baretto Parsons was born in Halifax, Virginia, in 1878, as her parents were residing there at the time. She died in New Canaan, Connecticut in 1956. When she was six years old the family moved from Virginia to New Jersey. She said that the move inspired her to become an artist: the Virginia property had been so beautiful, and she found the fiercely structured garden in New Jersey so ugly, that she decided to create work that celebrated the beauty of untouched nature. Her figures are pure in their natural state, with no added man-made ornamentation or sentimentality. In her best known figures of small children and animals, we can detect a connection, very subtly rendered, between the animals and the children: the Duck Babys hair, for example, flies out at the side, resembling little wings; the Baby Pan has tiny horns hidden in the curls on his forehead. There is that hint at connection to be found in each of them. She studied from the age of 15 at the Art Students League in New York City, with, among others, Daniel Chester French, George L. Barnard and John Twachtman, and she worked as apprentice to James Earle Fraser. In 1903, at the age of 25, she was appointed to design the pediment of the main entrance to the Liberal Arts Building at the St. In 1908 she married Howard Parsons, one of the many direct descendants of Charles Willson Peale and the slightly fewer descendants of Rembrandt Peale. They had one child, their daughter Edith Gilman Parsons, who married Howard French. Parsons best-known works are the garden sculptures she made between 1911 and 1930: the Duck Baby (1911), the Turtle Baby (1915), the Frog Baby (1917), the Joy Fountain (1919), the Little Duck Fountain (1921), the Big Duck (1925), and the Baby Pan (1930). The original molds of some of these pieces survived in the possession of Mrs. Parsons daughter Edith French and her daughter Serena Pelissier, and a very limited number of authorized recasts have been available for sale. She worked constantly in her studios (in New York City and Quogue, Long Island, New York) until illness kept her from it. Quoting an anonymous newspaper article from the 1920s, Though intensely reticent about herself one may, if privileged to enter that home, breathe there the spirit of the gifted woman who has been able to imprison in bronze the smile of a little child. Many Great Items Listed. Please View My Other Auctions, Thank You! Please check it out, We have many Antiques listed. NOTE: BEST OFFER TERMS. Tape, bubble wrap, paper, packing peanuts, etc… Except on large packages……. If You Have ANY. We do our best to describe each item completely and post clear images for your review….. Thank You for viewing and Have a Wonderful Day! The item “ANTIQUE E. B. PARSONS GORHAM BRONZE TERRIER DOG ART DECO STATUE SCULPTURE BOOKEND” is in sale since Thursday, June 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware”. The seller is “wheelboy02″ and is located in North Grosvenordale, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Style: AMERICAN PLAYFUL TERRIER DOG ART BRONZE
- Age: 1900-1940
- Maker: C. 1914 EDITH BARETTO PARSONS BRONZE SCULPTURE
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Weight: HEAVY & SOLID…. *** SIX POUNDS!!
- Type: E.B. PARSONS GORHAM CO. FDRY’s
- Color: WONDERFUL DARK AGED BRONZE
- Country/Region of Origin: U.S.A.
- Primary Material: SOLID ANTIQUE E.B. PARSONS GORMAN CO. BRONZE