For your consideration is an amazing turned manzanita Burl studio vase. The natural form of the manzanita burl and color add to the charm of this studio vase. The vase is polished to a very shiny finish. Dimension is 6" tall by 5" wide. The vase dates from the mid century.
A Tunbridge ware letter opener decorated to one side in the typical Tunbridge style.It is slightly curved towards the thick end to fit the hand more easily.
Dating from the 2nd half of the C19th., it measures 9 3/4inches (24.9 cms) long.
There is wear to the point and minor signs of use. It is in generally good condition.
A small Bavarian sculpted wood figural group of Saint Francis of Assisi liberating the wild doves on their way to market. As the storied event goes, the young man surrendering the doves was also invited (and obliged) to become a friar in the Order. Note the original story from "The Little Flowers of St...
Offered here is a beautiful, early carved wood and gesso santo. It is finely carved which imbues the figure with great dignity and grace. Note the beautiful face and gentle gestures. The statue is missing two fingers and one hand and would have been affixed to a base. I feel fairly certain this is an 18th century piece. 12.5" high. Priced as is.
Offered here is a pair of truly fabulous candlesticks that are likely French in origin. They probably date to the early 19th century and possibly a bit earlier. They have impressive height (nearly 21"), and the most beautiful turned column. Each one is just slightly different, but close enough to be considered a pair. They have worm holes and nicks and bumps...
A delightful polychrome hand carved wood nutcracker in the form of a lady carrying an umbrella and wearing a scarf. She stands 8" high. Early 20th Century. Very charming, in excellent condition.
This Oaxacan folkart carving is by the very talented and well-known artisan Avelino Perez.
The Skeleton Monk has a purple robe and an open book in his hand. Approximate dimensions: 2" Long x 3" Wide x 6" High.
Offered here is a beautiful antique Italian gilt wood candle stand. It has hand carved details at the top, the column, and gorgeous detail on the big, square footed base. The candle stick stands 18.5" high and is about 7" at the base. The gilding is worn in places so that the red bole and some gesso shows through. It's a very beautiful piece.
Here we have a wonderful religious artifact that dates to the 18th-19th century. They are carved of wood, were gessoed and enameled over that. Very little of that remains, more gesso than enamel, but you can see small areas of skin toned paint on the tops of both feet. They are almost life sized, well formed and well carved, and a wonderful relic. They measure approximately 8" in length.
This gorgeous standing mantis is from the talented and well-known Mixe Artisan Group from Oaxaca. It is painted a wide variety of bright colors and has large red eyes and appropriate long antennae. Approximate dimensions: 7" Long x 7" Wide x 11" High.
The Mixe Artisan group from Oaxaca has created this lovely group of seven birds nesting in a tree. The birds are painted in a vast variety of colors in intricate patterns. Approximate dimensions: Tree with base: 17" high with two limbs.
Well-known and talented Oaxacan artisan Avelino Perez has used his imagination in creating this unusual angel. It has a white robe with red trim and beautiful wings in blue, green, red, and yellow. A good addition for the collector of unusual Oaxacan carvings. Approximate dimensions: 2" Long x 6" Wide (with wings) x 8" High.
San Miguel con el Diablo is the title of this wonderful hojalata (tin) sculpture by talented Oaxacan artisan Alfonso Santiago. San Miguel has a silver halo and gold embossed wings, with a blue tunic and green shield. The devil is appropriately red with gold embossed wings. It is anchored on a rectangular base, and is lacquered to protect the finish. Approximate dimensions: 9" Long x 4" Wide x 13" High.
British Inlaid Tea Caddy with Brass Lion Ring Handles with hinged lid. Two separate tea areas with wooden sliders, one for green tea and one for black tea; both tea boxes are made of cedar wood and can be removed.
Measurements: 9.75 inches long x 6.5 inches high
Condition: Very Good, some slight stress lines on the top of the lid, part of the interior top lid is ripped. Believe there would have been 4 brass claw feet which have been removed...
The creator of this amusing seat probably never saw a Seventeenth Century Burgundian
salt stool, but this delightfully resembles one! Probably designed as a close stool to house the chamber pot, it is made of softwood that has been darkly varnished; traces of gold paint outline some of the elements. The interior hinges have been replaced and the top is now covered in a heavy antique striped wool with natural dyes. A truly charming example of primitive furniture...