You are bidding on item #E559. A monumental 19th century carved limestone plaque from the facade of an old school. The plaque if formed by three pieces of stone and I don't have much info on it's history but I was told it belonged to the facade to an old English school building back in the 19th century. The piece is beautifully carved and the design is a kind of blazon or coat of arms with a center figure of a roman soldier with helmet surrounded by the motto or phrase " DEI GRATIA SCIENTIA PRODERIT" . There are also smaller carvings on the corners depicting an elephant head, a tower from an old castle, a cannon and a pair of crossed swords. A spectacular piece for your garden decoration or interior why not. A one of a kind piece , don't let it go!!! CONDITION: Very good shape for age with normal wear, small pieces of carving like arrowheads missing. Overall condition for age , excellent. Bid with confidence!!! MEASURES: 54" WIDE X 50" HIGH Total. Base stone is 43" WIDE X 18" HIGH X 12" DEEP. Center stone is 54" WIDE X 27" HIGH X 7 1/2" DEEP . Top stone is 43" WIDE X 9" HIGH X 9 1/2" DEEP approx. WEIGHT: Each stone piece is really heavy I don't have the exact weight but my guess for the whole piece is around the 1100 pounds so this will need to be sent by freight. European, dates back to the 19th century.La Belle Nouvelle Orleans is a 10,000 square ft. store located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans. Our inventory consists of a wide variety of European furniture including armoires, tables, sets of chairs, bedroom sets, showcases, lighting, bric-a-brac, etc. We also carry a very large architectural inventory which includes gates, wrought iron railings and panels, stained glass, doors, windows, etc. Our shipments arrive every month from all over the world. Don't miss our other auctions and thanks for looking and bidding. GOOD LUCK!!!!!
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