Four Seasons statues have been popular for centuries—especially during antiquity and the Renaissance. They can either be fat little cherubs, called “putti”, or lovely women, both holding allegorical representations of the seasons, such as grapes, flowers in baskets, cornucopia, or wheat.
When searching for a garden statuary, a set of Four Seasons statues is not hard to find. However, it is exceedingly difficult to produce statues of the impeccable quality and fine detailing of those handmade by Archiped co-owner, Richard Stanzel, and his artisanal assistant. However, because Archiped””s molds are taken directly from 19th century limestone sculpted Italian/French antique originals, it is nearly impossible to tell the originals from the copies.
This picture has Summer sitting on the small Estate Display Column on the left, carrying a basket of vegetables. Autumn stands on the large Estate Display Column in the middle cradling a cornucopia, with Spring holding a basket of grapes on the mid-size column on the right. Winter stands alone on the ground in the front.
When the cast stone reproductions are removed from the molds, they contain naturally-occurring bubbles and seams. Consequently, each Archiped is meticulously fine-tuned and filled by hand to 100% perfection. This attention to detail sets Archiped””s statues at a higher level above its competitors. In addition, each cast stone product is completely frost-proof, guaranteed against cracking and accompanied by a 6-year pro-rated warranty.