Years ago, my family and I visited The David, one of several originals created by Michelangelo, while in Florence. It was a magnificent – in fact, the entire time spent in Italy was awe-inspiring. So finding these at an auction was wicked exciting!
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, who is best known simply as Michelangelo, is believed by some to be the greatest artist to have ever lived. This reproduction “David” by Universal Statuary Corp, dated 1969 on the reverse of the small platform, gives a clue why.
The vintage 42″ reproduction statue known as David which we present here is in near perfect condition, although – in keeping with the political/cultural bias of the late 60s/early 70s, it has the addition of a modesty leaf to cover the figure’s more personal area.
Roman or Greek Goddess.
This is a vintage Roman/Greek goddess statue from Universal Statuary, and is probably dated around 1967 or 1969. She is larger than David (above) by about 2 inches, and is also in excellent condition with nothing broken or missing.
David: $475.00, plus 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax for Maine residents, of course.
Goddess: $425.00, plus the same 5.5% sales tax for Maine residents.
Save 20% and purchase both for just $720.00!
Condition: Both are in excellent – near perfect – condition. There are a couple of marks on the back of the Goddess, that don’t come off with a quick attempt at wiping them. It looks like the statue may have rubbed up against something on what appear to be two different occasions (?).
David: About 42″ in height.
Goddess: About 44″ in height.
I’m not sure of the weight, and would have to bring a medical balance scale to the office (which I do have at home) if you were to request that information. They are a resin-type, not concrete, so aren’t hugely heavy.
Shipping & Delivery: Please see the tabs above. Frankly, I’d rather personally deliver either or both statues to your home or office, rather than take a chance on a shipping company, but this could definitely be a more expensive option, depending on your location.
Based on previous shipments we’ve done, I would expect these to cost around $100 each to ship due to size and weight. Given our personal delivery cost of $.99 per mile round trip, that means if you were to purchase both, and live within 100 miles of our office, having us deliver would be about breakeven with the costs of using a shipping company.
Alternatively, you are certainly welcome to make an appointment to pick up the statues yourself!
1) Details: Shipping & Delivery for mail order options.
2) Supporting the Grief Warrior Project if you’d like an appointment to see the item(s) in person prior to purchase.
More Photos: See below!