Posted 6 months ago
It's been a while since my last post but I still make sure to check in to see what every one else has been posting. I was at Saver's this morning and I found this wonderful sculpture sitting on the bottom shelf of their " bric-brac" or "bricky" section for short. It's a quite heavy plaster cast reproduction of what I believe is the "Scone Mare and Foal by Gabriel Sterk which is in Elizabeth Park in Australia. It's a reverse of the original but the pose is the same and they added the tree stump under the mare to make the legs stable and not so fragile. It's in great condition too. Just a bit of dust and no chips or losses. It does have an embossed mark but I can't read it. "Made in".....possibly or something. It measures 6"x 13" at the base and the mare is 10" tall. I'd say it's weights about 8 lbs. or so. Quite a nice piece for only six dollars ! -Mike-
Courtesy of www.scone.com
Elizabeth Park is well known for the beautiful bronze sculpture of Scone Mare and Foal by Gabriel Sterk.
It is probably the most photographed mare and foal in Australia; everyday children and adults alike climb on for a photo.
The Park is a popular place for people traveling on the New England Highway to stop and have a break, with plenty of picnic tables, shade and play equipment for children.
Elizabeth Park is opposite the Scone Tourist Information Centre, the Scone Railway Station and is a short walk to grab a coffee and food from nearby cafes.