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Artist Calgary Herald School
Title Untitled - Monkey [Architectural Detail]
Media synthetic stone sculpture
Dated ca. 1912
Size 16 x 16 x 13.25 in. / 40.6 x 40.6 x 33.7 cm.
Estimate $500 - $700

Notes
unsigned; surface dirt and minor handling marks noted

Reference
designed by Mark Villars Marshall [1879-1912] and produced by Royal Doulton at their Lambeth Studio in 1912 for the Southam Building [built 1913] which later became known as the "Herald Building" after its most prominent tenant, the Calgary Herald newspaper; formerly on the corner of 7th Ave and 1st Street SW, the building was demolished in 1972 due to structural problems that could not be amended; lot includes booklet Masks, Monkeys & Mythical Beasts: A Benefit Auction for Calgary's Historical Preservation Fund from the event where the gargoyle was originally purchased in 1994

Provenance
private collection, Calgary


Biographical Information
Calgary Herald School ~ [20th century] Canadian
The Southam Building on the corner of 7th Ave and 1st Street SW in Calgary was built in 1913. It later became known as "The Herald Building" after its most prominent tenant, the Calgary Herald newspaper. It was an impressive structure ornamented with many grotesques. (A gargoyle is a decorated waterspout that projects from a roof and carries rainwater away from the walls of a building, protecting it from damage. A grotesque is a decorative carving that has no functional architectural purpose.) These grotesques were designed by Mark Villars Marshall and produced by Royal Doulton at their Lambeth Studio in 1912. The building was demolished in 1972 due to structural problems that could not be amended.

Historical Results for this Artist

Current Bid
CAD $550 - Paddle # 8350
Next Bid
CAD $600

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Bidding History
Paddle #
Date
Amount
8350
4/19/2024 12:39:21 PM
CAD $550
6523
4/19/2024 12:38:48 PM
CAD $500
8350
4/19/2024 12:38:48 PM
CAD $475
6523
4/17/2024 1:34:03 PM
CAD $450
6898
4/17/2024 11:26:23 AM
CAD $425
102170
4/16/2024 8:51:09 PM
CAD $400
8350
4/13/2024 8:28:05 PM
CAD $375
101779
4/13/2024 8:27:21 PM
CAD $350
8350
4/13/2024 8:27:21 PM
CAD $325
101779
4/3/2024 1:26:32 PM
CAD $300
102170
4/3/2024 1:26:32 PM
CAD $275
101779
4/1/2024 5:00:05 PM
CAD $250

Biographical Information
Calgary Herald School ~ [20th century] Canadian
The Southam Building on the corner of 7th Ave and 1st Street SW in Calgary was built in 1913. It later became known as "The Herald Building" after its most prominent tenant, the Calgary Herald newspaper. It was an impressive structure ornamented with many grotesques. (A gargoyle is a decorated waterspout that projects from a roof and carries rainwater away from the walls of a building, protecting it from damage. A grotesque is a decorative carving that has no functional architectural purpose.) These grotesques were designed by Mark Villars Marshall and produced by Royal Doulton at their Lambeth Studio in 1912. The building was demolished in 1972 due to structural problems that could not be amended.

Historical Results for this Artist

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