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Post by aiko on February 19th 2018, 4:43 pm

I bougt recently these stone art and I'm triying now to find out who made these. It 's 17,5 cm wide and 26 cm high. It weights allmost 950 gr.
Any help is much appreciated Stone carved lily of the valley 20180235
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Post by bluenote on February 19th 2018, 5:00 pm

Nice piece but is it definitely carved? It looks as though it may be cast in which case there may be a lot of them around
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Post by aiko on February 19th 2018, 5:15 pm

How can i be sure of its carved or not?
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Post by dantheman on February 19th 2018, 5:21 pm

the back would have marks from a mason's tool if it were stone but it looks rounded showing it was not always solid

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Post by aiko on February 19th 2018, 5:35 pm

Close up of the back aand side. Stone carved lily of the valley 15190612
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Post by bluenote on February 19th 2018, 5:49 pm

From the images I'd say cast, but its a little difficult to be sure without seeing and handling them. They can do some incredible things with concrete and other stone substitutes
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Post by aiko on February 19th 2018, 5:56 pm

Thanks bluenote. I used a magnifiyer ( 20x) and i see a lot of small crystals in it.
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Post by NaomiM on February 19th 2018, 6:05 pm

It's definitely cast - often listed as reconstituted stone. Without a mark I don't know who made it; there are a number of companies who make this sort of thing for sale in garden centres, as grave markers and other religious artifacts.

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Post by aiko on February 19th 2018, 6:59 pm

Thanks
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