Posted 2 years ago
I always loved marble statues and collected them for a time. This one was my largest and was obtained through Christies in NYC. Could have bought a very expensive car for what I paid. It is by Enrico Astorrio and was made in about 1885 when he had his studio in Milan.
I still have it, staying in the spot where a pillar is. It is not something sold easily as it weighs a ton. The lamp is one of 4 large made for a hotel chain in Canada, only those 4 were made by Tiffany Studios, New York.
In the first photo also is my table by Bernard Molitor which is in the lower right of the photo. It was owned by Dupont, a minister of Napolean's court and was obtained from Sotheby's in NYC.
The table is cataloged on the book on Molitor, ebeniste.