Antique Victorian Bronze Lithe Eros Cupid Archer Statue After Alfred Gilbert RA



2019-10-25 15:05:02

  • 1 Antique Victorian 19th Century Old Bronze Lithe Eros Cupid Archer Statue After Alfred Gilbert RA. 
  • Superb quality 50cm tall.
  • Free standing ideal to display proudly in your home.
  • A great conversation talking point to your guests.
  • In the style of similar to After Alfred Gilbert. 
  • Subject figure of lithe youth arrow of desire set on a sphere plinth. 
  • Sir Alfred Gilbert RA (12 August 1854 – 4 November 1934) was an English sculptor and goldsmith who enthusiastically experimented with metallurgical innovations. 
  • He was a central if idiosyncratic participant in the New Sculpture movement that invigorated sculpture in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century. 
  • Unsigned sculptor unknown. 
  • In Greek mythology Eros Ancient Greek meaning "Desire" is the Greek god of love.  
  • His Roman counterpart was Cupid, he is described as one of the children of Aphrodite and Ares and, with some of his siblings, was one of the Erotes, a group of winged love gods. 
  • In some traditions, he is described as one of the primordial gods. 
  • Unwrapped weight just over 3kg.
  • Circa late 19th century 1890's. 
  • Provenance bought from out of a private museum collection stately home in Shropshire. 
  • Condition report. 
  • Offered in fine old used condition. 
  • Having charming natural wear patina commensurate with usage & old age. 
  • With some noticeable scuffs, scratches, stains in places. 
  • International worldwide shipping is available via ebay global shipping programme centre.
  • Viewings are welcome by appointment only. 
  • Cash on collection is welcome. 
**Dimensions in inches & centimetres approximate **
19.68" high (50cm)  
5.12 width of base (13cm) 
8" total length span arm to arm (20cm)                                                                                        
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