North American Auction Company
Live Auction

Legends of the West: Western & Native American Sale

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 127

Orpheus & Eurydice Bronze Water Fountain Life Size

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Presented in this lot is a beautiful Classical Orpheus and Eurydice Bronze Water Fountain featuring an intricately detailed representation of Orpheus holding his lute and sitting on Eurydice's lap. In Greek mythology, Apollo gave his son Orpheus a lyre/lute and taught him how to play. It had been said that nothing could resist Orpheus's beautiful melodies, neither enemies nor beasts. Orpheus fell in love with Eurydice, a woman of beauty and grace, whom he married and lived with happily for a short time. This beautiful life-size statue exhibits amazing patina throughout which highlight the finer details.This exquisite piece shows the simple joys in life and makes a wonderful gift for anyone who loves fountains and peaceful artwork. The condition of this fountain is in good overall condition. Pump is not included, and it is unknown if the piping is intact. Measures 58"H x 40"W x 32"D approximately.*

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