A pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statues

A pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statuesA pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statuesA pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statuesA pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statuesA pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statuesA pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statuesA pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statuesA pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statuesA pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statuesA pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statuesA pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statuesA pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statuesA pair of 18th century Bentheimer- stone garden statues

A pair of Bentheimer- sandstone statues of 2 putti who respectively keep upwards a hare and a fish, representing the hunting and the fishing; Flemish, circle of Jan Pieter Van Baurscheit The Elder (1669-1728), circa 1700-1720--   on a pair of 18th century carved blue stone plinths, origin Low Countries 

Dimensions: statue the fishing 90 cm, plinth 99 cm; total height 189 cm / statue the hunting 92 cm, plinth 97 cm; total height 189 cm

Condition: restorations

Price: PRICE ON DEMAND

Reference: AMA072016

Literature:

Such groups of standing allegorical figures were   extremely popular in the Netherlands in the 17th and 18th centuries.  Judging by their scale and subject matter these figures were almost certainly conceived as part of a large sculptural decorative programme for a garden    

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