Green Marble Figure of a reclining female nude holding flowers in her right hand.
Late 19th century.
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
Late 19th century alabaster statue of a lovely maiden. With her arms outstretched she studying a small bump on her finger. Probably Italian, condition is very good with some minor old dings expected with age, but most notable is a large chip on the back side of the base (see last photo). The price has been adjusted accordingly. Having a wonderful patina that only comes with time, this beauty measures about 18 inches high.
Included here are two extraordinary antique (19th century) Italian carved busts depicting the Roman emperors, Vespian and Galba. Measures: 35 x 25 x 14 in (88.9 x 63.5 x 35.6 cm); 35 x 29 x 15 in (88.9 x 73.7 x 38.1 cm). Each exhibits the finest craftsmanship and details in high relief and their overall condition is very good. There is a loss to the face of the socle where the Vespian name is shown, and a small loss on the front on the figure's garment...
Italian Florentine Petra Dura crucifix composed of colored marble pieces formed into figure-4 inches by 6 inches-add 3.5 inches for gilt frame with filet-fine craftsmanship-no condition problems
This delightful marble sculpture, after a model by Claude Michel Clodion (1738-1814), depicts two cherubs wearing crowns of grapes and leaves, at play beside a goat. Inscribed "Clodion 1886". Measures 40" tall, 32" wide and 21" deep (101.6 by 81.3 by 53.3 cm). It was purchased from lot 372 in sale 1716 at Christie's in New York on 10/24/06. Condition is excellent. There are chip losses, consistent with age, around the perimeter of the base, but no major damage nor signs of restoration...
Modern abstract marble sculpture by Masami Kodama. The sculpture is unsigned. Marble is notoriously unforgiving; sculpting and polishing the stone to form a smoothly polished shape incorporating both rounded and geometric elements requires great skill. Masami Kodama is regarded as a master of marble carving. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1933. He majored in sculpture at Kyoto University, and graduared with a Master's Degree in 1958...
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
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...
MARBLE SCULPTURE - Grand Tour Era Copy of the Venus de Milo, in Carrera marble, with the same portions missing as the original, which is housed in the Louvre. 18 1/2" tall. Good condition.
Original unique gray Carrara marble sculpture by Francine Richman (France, Canada, 20th century), circa 1960-1970s. Incised "Richman" signature. Also bears a plaque on its slate base incised "F. Richman". 11" by 10" by 7". Henry Moore inspired sculpture by this well-regarded Paris-born Canadian sculptor.
Large Carved White Marble Bust of a Classical Woman
Signed with a Monogram, early 20th Century
10" x 14" x 17" tall
Included here is a pair of antique marble statues of female, recumbent lions, no doube inspired by the similar pair created in marble by Antonio Canova (1757-1822) which reside in the Vatican beside the tomb of Pope Clement XIII. Each measures approximately 33" wide, 9.5" deep and 12" high.
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...
Contemporary jadeite carving. This is a very nice newer carving. The color is unusual, light blue green with a little amber spread here and there. Carved as an ear of corn with the husk peeled off, a small plant (maybe pepper) is carved around the bottom.
H: 5 inches, W: 2 inches, D: 1 ½ inches
A 4" long carved soapstone Inuit figure of a basking seal. This carving has an artist's cypher plus the number E91684 on the bottom, and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, losses, damage or repairs other than some minor surface abrasions. All
items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping to the U.S. starts at $12.50 (other spots may vary)...
Pelican Verdite stone sclupture titled "Pellican Lovers" by Contemporary Zimbabwe artist Clifford Guwu. This hand carved sculpture measures 12 and one half inches high. Signed Taken from www.imbagallery.com /artists.shtml "Zimbabwe has the distinction of having the largest community of stone sculptors in the world today (on a per capita basis). Thousands of artists labor by hand creating an incredible variety of sculptures from the vast array of stone present in much of Zimbabwe...
Large Chinese spinach green nephrite jade bolder carved with scene of old scholars in mountain setting, on one side 5 scholarly old men make music and contemplate a scroll in front of a mountain pavilion, they are surrounded by rock formations, pine and bamboo, below is a stream and small waterfall, the scene continues around the jade rock, another pavilion is tucked away high in the mountain and a stairway rises up from the mist and bamboo, on the reverse two old men sit and ponder a board...
Rare carved blue stone, probably granite, head from neo classic statue-head was caved separately from statue dated from the 1860s and was from square destroyed over 75 years ago in misguided urban renewal project-head is 9 inches deep and 9 inches tall-add 1 inch to height for metal pin- piece is unmounted, but stands freely - has 4.5 inch diameter base-except for carved out neck for attachment to body, piece is solid stone-has laurel wreath design headdress with wear to top from elements-no re...