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Huge Pair Solid Bronze Pelicans on Mooring Posts Fountains 20th C

Huge Pair Solid Bronze Pelicans on Mooring Posts Fountains 20th C Sold

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This is a very attractive pair of large bronze statues depicting pelicans perched on boat mooring posts and being made for decorative use or ready to use as fountains with the water jets being already situated in the pelican’s beaks.

These large bronze statues are perfect for either indoor or outdoor use but please be aware of the dimensions if planning to use them indoors, the tallest of the pair being almost seven feet high! One of the pelicans, the tallest of the two, is depicted as having a fish in its beak whilst the other is seated, without a fishy in its little dishy.

Believed to have been produced during the latter half of the twentieth century, these large and imposing bronze statues have a acquired a delightful patination and feature some very fine detail – especially to the feathers - see the photographs for details.


This pair of large bronze pelican statues is offered for sale in excellent condition – please see the gallery of images we have provided to see this for yourself.

Shipping, Delivery and Return

You are looking at two large and impressive pieces of bronze which due to their size and weight require careful packing and shipping to their destination. We can ship to any destination worldwide and will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a quotation before purchasing these items so that we can fully discuss your requirements. We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge.

If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for these Bronze pelican statues, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return these items in their original packaging and condition.

You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 193 x Width 55 x Depth 90

Height 135 x Width 55 x Depth 108

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 feet, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 2 feet, 11 inches

Height 4 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 3 feet, 6 inches

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

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