Setter dog statue/figurine signed by artist Amilcare Santini. Made of molded marble dust and resin. However, aside from the beauty of the figurine itself, the underside tells a very interesting story. Marked: To Elsie & Dick Rose From: Ruth & Jim Weaver (Big Jim) New York Pitcher - Lakeland Florida. There is another interesting stamp from The Rose Gardens Roller Skating-Dancing Sarnia Ltd.
So, after some detective work, here's what I found out. Apparently, it was THE place to be in those days!
This would explain the stamp under the figurine. Both Elsie and Dick have both passed away around 2010.(Big Jim) Weaver was indeed an MLB right-handed pitcher in the 1930s. He was married to Ruth and died in Lakeland, Florida. I have no relation to these people. However, in my opinion, I do think it's real from all the info I have found out (it's just that I can't guarantee it 100%). Statue measures 10" x 3 1/2" x 5 1/2.
Very nice condition with no chips on statue. Will probably need a bit of detailed cleaning in the crevices.
The item "Vintage Amilcare Santini Irish Setter Dog Statue Figurine Interesting Provenance" is in sale since Monday, June 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animals\Dogs\Irish Setter". The seller is "rtreasuresforyou" and is located in Windsor, Ontario.
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