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Posted 3 years ago

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My mother and father picked this up from a lady that lived next door to them. It is a handcarved marble statue of "Rebecca at the Well". It is 8ft. tall and on the top is a lamp carved out of marble. the only thing in it that isnt marble is the wire and the light bulb, oh and the steel rod going through the middle.They got it in 1975 i do believe and my mother thinks the lady got it in the 20's or 40's. We have tried to do research on it but to no aveil.It says on the bottom italy. Any help would be great on finding the history of this item , or even the worth of this item.Thanks for the great show!

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  1. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Amazing wonderful item! You are blessed and highly favored... Thanks for sharing!
  2. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 3 years ago
    It's really something. I am find a few examples of Rebecca at the well alabaster lamps dating from the 1900's. This might be what this is made of. I can't even imagine how much they cost back then, but I'm betting find this exact one will be hard to find.
  3. tenyeart, 3 years ago
    Im thinking that some of it is alabaster, but her dress and other peices look to be marble. Also i have looked all over the web and have found none that compare. I woudnt think that they would have only made one. But i suppose that if that were the case it would make it even better.
  4. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Soapstone?
  5. Missy, 3 years ago
    My Mom has a statue that is very similar. I know it was purchased in Italy in the eariler half of the 1900's. Other than that, we don't know much. It looks to have been done by the same sculptor though and the marble looks identical. Ours, however, is not on a pedestal and is probably 3 1/2 ft. tall. Please post if you find any new info!
  6. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    It is made of alabaster, which came in different colors, not just white, as some people believe. I have seen many like this and one very similar lately, but that one looks like it had a lot of damage. This one looks nice, there are a lot around, and alabaster does not go for a lot of money like marble. This one or similar used to command 5000 dollars and on a very good day you still can see them go for that !~ The other thing you have to know is that marble is opague while alabaster will let the light pass through. So they ususally were made entirely of alabaster, although many auctioneers will list them as marble.

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