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This was of statues, thank you. Please also send one of the marks that you have described. Impressed marks photograph best when lit strongly from one side and not the other. This helps the mark to be more easily read. Thanks!
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I am going to opt-out as I am not familiar with this foundry mark. The next expert will see your photos and our conversation.
Here's a copy of one.
However, I think I need more. Can you provide a clear close-up of the signature, and a clear close-up of the Espie mark? The one you sent is quite blurry.
Of course, but keep in mind that clothing does not date a piece--it only means that the piece was made AFTER that date. This is certainly late 19th to early 20th century.
I'll review further.
That's not a caleche hat on the sculpture. A caleche would come directly forward over the head and would be somewhat flat across the top, it would not go upward like that. (I studied costume history in college, before becoming a certified appraiser.) The style of millinery in this hat is early 20th century. I'd date this to around 1910, in terms of the woman's clothing, although the sculpture could be later.
I understand the tricorn hat is not typical of the period, but these possibly were not intended as a pair, but were simply two decorative pieces by the same artist.
But the foundry mark is not found anywhere else, which is quite suspicious. I suspect these may be fairly contemporary reproductions. Especially given the great mis-match in time periods between the two items.
I'll opt out and let another appraiser weigh in, however.