Vintage Wilmington NC RARE Handmade Solid Brass Angels Stands/Ballasters For Sale
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Vintage Wilmington NC RARE Handmade Solid Brass Angels Stands/Ballasters:
You are looking at 2 Very Rare Handmade "Not By a Mold" Solid Brass ANGELS Used as Legs, Stands, Balusters or Hand Rail post that I was told came out of a bank in Wilmington NC that was built in 1918-1920.
There is a #2 on top of 1 and looks like a #3 on the other.. Also stamped on bottom is same #s 1898 Not sure what those are if they are Yr produced or what
34" Tall 8" Wide across Angel Wings and weighing in at 30lbs EACH Total weight of both 60 LBS
The Murchison Bank was Built in the early 1900s located on 2nd St in Wilmington NC just across the St from the Murchison Bank Building and all sculpture displays inside the bank was all made of brass from the chandlers to the Bank Teller stands.
These were picked up an Estate sale and was informed then they came out of the old bank,, Have contacted new owners of building but they said the building was vandalized 40 years ago and most of the 4' round marble columns were destroyed as seen in the old Inside photo, I have reached out to a few sale dealers and sellers and they have never in there 50+ yrs together every seen such amazing pieces.
Have been to local Library and no luck with any photos of inside of bank where these were located
I have been given an appraisal but was told it is only a start as they can not find anything on these 2 of a kind rare items and they are not from a Mold as there is no seams and there is a threaded rod in center that connects to top to the main base.
I have posted this on most all Vintage FB pages with no Luck of anyone have ever seen anything like them
I have also spoke with some buyers and have been given a cost these may bring at sale But it needs to be a sale that is related to Bank collectors for the top dollar sell So here I am placing on for my price (sale Price extremely higher) or until I am contacted by the right sale house if it be in the US or Europe..
So the offer is for my asking price Or Best Offer
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