This pottery statue of a nude young boy clutching a dove was made by Amphora in Girona, Spain. Girona, an ancient Catalonian city, has a deeply rooted tradition of pottery making. The heavy pottery pieces made by the Amphora studio there have a very classical look but they date to the 1950's. This statue was given an overall mottled green surface that mimics verdigris on copper or brass, adding to its ancient appearance.
This charming statue is 9 inches tall, sits on an oval base 3 3/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches and weighs about 3 pounds. The impressed marks on the bottom include "MADE IN SPAIN" and "AMPHORA GIRONA SPAIN". In excellent condition, with no chips or cracks, the only thing to note is that it had some surface protection circles on the bottom that have been removed at some point. It's a work of art that looks as handsome on a table or shelf as it does in a cabinet.