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...
Detailed Nexø stone sculpture depicting two small girls made by Helge Christoffersen (1925-65) for Just Andersen, Denmark.
During World War II Just Andersen produced sculptures made of Nexø stone due to scarcety of metal.
Helge Christoffersen was trained as a sculptor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, he worked with artists like Einar Utzon-Frank, Rudolph Tegner, J.F. Willumsen and Jais Nielsen. From 1947 he made works for Royal Copenhagen...
Robert Laurent - France, USA 1890 - 1970
Woodstock art colony
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Whitney Museum of American Art
Art Students League of New York - teacher
Ogunquit School of Painting and Sculpture - teacher and director
Cast stone reclining nude
11" x 8 1/2"
Marked LAURENT on base
Chinese white jade carved pair of joined crayfish, joined head to head and carved with entwined feelers and swirling seaweed, intricately carved pierced details, beautiful flowing form. 20th century
Size: 9" long x 2 3/8" wide x 1 3/4" high
Hard to find sandstone sculpture depicting mermaid made by Just Andersen, Denmark.
Excellent vintage condition.
Signed Just Andersen Triangle 22.
Height: 15 inches (40 cm. weight: 8 kilos
Just Andersen started his own studio in Copenhagen in 1918 making bronze and disko metal objects. His works were also sold in his shops in Berlin, Brussels, London, Los Angeles, and New York...
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...
A 4" long and 2-1/2" high vintage Inuit Eskimo stone carving of a bird. This carving is signed by Josie Pappy E-9-861 (JOSIE PAMIUTU PAPIALUK 1918-1996). This item is in excellent original condition with no cracks, losses, damage or repairs other than a bit of bruising on the beak and a chip on one corner of the base. 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...
This magnificent figural marble group by the Italian artist, Aristide Petrilli, dates from the last quarter of the ninetenth century, and depicts a young maiden sleeping on a bench, surrounded by cherubs. One is suspended on her shoulder and whispering in her ear, while a group in cloud formation floats above the bench and are presenting flower baskets and a box overflowing with jewels. A trio of cherubs on the left are singing as they read from a musical score...
Italian Marble bust of infant-dated 1932 on piece-beautifully carved sculpture to include fine details in eyes and hair. Marble is off white and has brownish turned base that comes off.--16 inches high-7 inches wide-no condition problems or repairs
David Kintzler marble sculpture entitled "Repose". This beautiful contemporary marble sculpture measures 7 by 7 and one half inches by 3 and one half inches deep. David Kintzler, sculptor, born 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. Education: B.F.A. Sculpture, Kent State University. M.A. Painting, Kent State University. M.F.A. Sculpture, Syracuse University. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME. Apprentice Stone Carver, Johnston Monument Works, Newburgh, NY...
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...
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
Very well carved Chinese Shoushane carving, depicting a lohan in standing position holding a staff with the right hand and a small Foo.Dog with the left, finely incised throughout, from late 18th/early 19th century period. Size; Height of carving is 8 inches long, in good condition with no imperfections.
Continental alabaster bust of a boy, depicted wearing a tam o' shanter, smiling joyously staring at his nose where a fly has landed, verso script signed Leon Meir Zourieski, and rising on a circular marble base, 20"h x 13"w, no condition concerns.
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)...
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. There are two small, filled holes on ...
Chinese jade covered jar carved with dragon and phoenix design. Ca.1950. Good color and condition. H: 6 ½ inches, W: 3 ½ inches
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.