This Antique Ebony Wood Sculpture of an Elephant with Bone / Ivory and Hand Tooled Silver (ca. 1880), measures approximately 8.5”T x 7.25”L x 3.5”W. The Elephant weighs approximately 1.93 LBS. The tusks and toes are bone / ivory and the armor is made of tooled silver and gemstones. The front fore foot is missing the bone on one toe. This sculpture also includes its last purchase receipt from 1988 for $600 with details of the piece.
Base is 16" x 5" and height is 22". Made of walnut. Provenance: Trevor Phillips in London
26" high with base, 12.5" base diameter. Has an original untouched surface, mounted on a later circular wooden base. Ears have been replaced. It is possible this was made for a carousel, but it should be noted that in 19th century French public gardens there were light exercise on rows called 'chevaux hygieniques' or wooden horses mounted on spring metal frames that were rocked back and forth...
Early 18thc French carved fruitwood crucifix-carved from one piece of wood with marble base added later-note Christ's arms above his head rather than out stretched-a French catholic group represented Christ this way to demonstrate sacrifice to a narrow passage into Christs domain as opposed to a Christ crucifix with open arms where all are accepted-crucifix surmounted on orb with serpent- to represent Christ's conquest of evil=no repairs or condition problems-14 inches tall to include base-rare...
beautifully carved hardwood crucifix corpus of Christ-European 17thc Baroque-missing arms and surface wear-quality carving-24 inches long
Ninomiya Sontoku was born to a poor peasant family with a name of Kinjiro in Kayama Ashigarakami-gun Sagami province. His father died when he was 14 and his mother died two years later. He was then placed in his uncle's household. While working in his uncle's land, Sontoku studied on his own...
Rare carved wood articulated Spanish dress-up saint---glass eyes-carving on head and hands exquisite- carving on feet not same quality, because feet were covered by garments-carving pegged ball and socket on limbs--minor scrapes through wear--these sculptures were dressed and carried in processions--32 inches by 12 inches--probably St Joseph
Exquisite 18thc German fruit wood carving of Joseph and Young Jesus-carved from single block of wood--fine patina-appears Joseph's staff is missing-9 inches tall-4.5 inches wide-probably from Hanau area
This is a beautifully and intricately hand carved oval plaque depicting Christ, made ca. 1910/20. This was bought from a South Carolina plantation. This piece was made by putting together several scraps of wood that were then hand carved by a plantation worker, who might have been an amateur but it is truly a masterfully done piece of folk art. It comes ready to hang.
Dimensions: 22" x 16 3/8"
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Katherine King, WI,Paris and NY. Kitchen Disaster: The Eggs Wait is a mixed media piece from her series of Illuminated Constructions and is in the book Contemporary America Women Sculptors. She has been in many exhibitions in the US, Japan and France and represented by galleries in Chicago and Milwaukee. She has completed many large scale commissioned pieces including a mixed media illuminated doorway surround at Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee...
Antique hand carved oak plinth of putto.Masterfully carved.38"H
Antique Carved Oak Statue of a Monk holding a book and seated on a curved bench. Probably American, circa 1880.
9" x 9" x 14" tall
Italian 18thc Baroque carved wood putto-26 inches tall on 11 inch diameter base--suspect base is later-piece was probably an architectural element-minor loss to one hand and flowing robe in back-well carved in full round with cascading hair and robe-sculpture possibly 17thc
Approx. 18" high and 8" diameter, attributed to Besarel--see published book on the artist.
An exquisite original Wood Sculpture depicting a mother with a child in her arms executed by French Canadian Quebecois sculptor Andre-M.Bourgault from Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec Canada .
Signed and dated lower right: Andre-M.Bourgault .87.
HEIGHT: 28cm (15 in)
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18thc Italian crèche figure of noble women-age has put her silk gown in tatters and the gilt bullion trim is oxcidized-her carved wood head, hands and feet show age to polychrome but the lady is complete-steel base is later shows surface rust but is stable--15 inches tall
Puerto Rican Virgin santo by famous Puerto Rican Santero Caban family-original paint-hands missing-late 19thc and one of the earliest Cabans-base was added-figure is 7.5 inches-with base add 1.75 inches- note piece free standing without base