From our European Collection, a fine late 19th-early 20th century carved marble bust of Madame Recamier, modeled after the original by Joseph Chinard circa 1801-02, which was previously on display at the Getty Center Los Angeles, where the museum description read as follows:
"Coyly looking down, Madame Recamier holds a veil across her chest. The sheath both demurely conceals and reveals her breasts...
Rare 19thc Italian Carerra bas relief marble plaque of St Anthony and Christ Child-finely carved-mounted with brass mat and electrified sconces--wiring is old on sconces and should be replaced-no condition problems or repairs on marble-23 inches by 18.5 inches framed--when lighted this is an especially dramatic piece--brass mat can be polished if you prefer the glitz.
John Hovannes (American, 1900-1973)
Stone sculpture, signed and dated "1962"
Height: 17.5" (with base)
(There are traces of red paint on the sides, perhaps a flaw in the stone)
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Hovannes, an Armenian, was born in Smyrna (now Izmir), Turkey and initially educated there, probably escaping at the beginning of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922)...
Rare and attractive original Sandstone Head of Buddha, Ayutthaya Period (1351-1767 AD.), mounted, solid, Siam, size H. 33 x W. 17cm with base (head alone 24 x 17 cm)
Chinese white jade carving depicting the legend of the Red Chamber, young lovers Bao Yu and Dai Yu on a wood stand. Ca.1920. H: 5 ¾ inches, W: 4 ½ inches
Contemporary jadeite carving of a fairy spirit named Liu-Hai. His right hand is holding a three legged frog called ¡°Chan¡±; a string of clouds extends from Chan¡¯s mouth. On the back of the carving is a large fan and on the top of the fan sits a lucky bat. Very interesting carving in good condition.
H: 3 ½ inches, W: 2 ¾ inches, D: 1 ¾ inches
Green Marble Figure of a reclining female nude holding flowers in her right hand.
Late 19th century.
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
India C1950 Marble Ram sculpture from The Palace of a Prince, extremely well carved once one of a pair at the bottom of the staircase in the palace. This piece came directly from the exporter that collected the piece on site.The other sculpture is floating around Los Angeles somewhere .
The horn need repair otherwise in good condition. Size L 20" H 24" W 8" approximately 120 pounds
A tightly composed abstract sculpture with rounded contours having a central opening. The finish is grey to slate grey which exposes subtly some of the grain of the stone. One side has a rough gravely texture, which when considered with the smoother portions suggests an adumbration of a human face. The sculpture is signed Pat A. It comes with a stone oblong plinth for display.
The condition is generally quite good but suffers light random abrasions here and there...
Excellent STONE CARVING depicting a MOTHER with CHILD carried on her Back. From a WASHINGTON, D.C. Estate and the previous owner told me this piece was PERUVIAN in origin. The STONE is 5" Tall x 2" at the widest point. COLORS are GRAY,GREEN and a BURGUNDY Red. Zero Breaks, Chips or Cracks. GOOD LOOKING and UNUSUAL Work of ART.
Exquisite and very rare 15/16th Century AVA Disciple from Burma, holding an alms bowl, very gentle, calm and serene expression. Patina reveals some pigment remnants, sandstone of redish-brown-terracotta color.
Very good condition, Size: H. 90cm x W. 25cm x D. 20cm excluding Museum quality stand, weight: about 55 kilos (120 lbs.)
Susan Falkman, 1944-present, Iowa, Ill, Italy and Milwaukee. Presenting 5 Marble pieces representing this talented artist. She has been in many exhibitions in the US, Italy and France and represented by galleries in Chicago and Milwaukee. She has completed many large scale commissioned pieces including a magnificent ceiling height fireplace mantel piece in the Wilson Center for Performing Arts in Brookfield, WI...
Head of Young Roman Man: Circa 1st Century AD. This stunning example of Antique Roman Sculpture is carved marble 8.5" H mounted on a modern pedastal. Condition: some normal weathering, part of nose missing.
A 4-7/8" long and 2-1/4" high vintage Inuit Eskimo sopastone carving of a walrus c1950-60. This unsigned (or at least no signature still visible)carving is in fair original condition with no cracks, damage or repairs other than the loss of the two tusks, some chipping to the feet and some minor scrapes. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use...
Fine Stucco head of Buddha mounted on base, Gandhara Kingdom, 3rd/4th Century AD.,size: H.15cm x W. 8cm x D. 8cm.
Gandhara Kingdom stucco head of Buddha mounted, 3/4th Century, condition: good, left ear damaged and a few inconsequential nicks, common considering the age of this fine sculpture, size" H. 12cm x W. 8cm x D. 11cm. The idealized style is reminiscent of Greek Hellenistic sculpture which strongly influenced the Buddhist imagery of Central Asia and in particular of Gandharan artists.
This is a CHINESE SERPENTINE JADE QUAN YIN from a VIRGINIA, U.S.A. ESTATE. 6" Tall without and 7" Tall with the Pierced WOOD STAND.
Beautifully CARVED FIGURINE the hardness has been checked and this is Serpentine Jade. Ca. 1950 in EXCELLENT Condition
Rare sparkling White Marble Carving of Shakyamuni Buddha, subduing Mara, 19th Cent. Burma, Good condition, (only tiny tip of Usnisa chipped). Size H. 33 cm x W. 20 cm x D. 6 cm excluding stand. This item has been nicely mounted on a black stand.