These exquisitely carved long-tailed birds with their wings tucked back and their tail feathers falling downwards are standing amongst peonies and grapes. The jadeite is colored with lavender, pale green, and patches of apple green.
Date: 20th Century,
Dimensions of each piece: 23" x 15" (without stand),
Magnificently carved Kwan Yin standing on a wave base with one hand holding a lotus flower and the other hand holding a vase. She is wearing a cowl over a lotus diadem. Her face is carved with a benevolent expression. There are also two Ho Ho boys standing next to the Kwan Yin. One boy is holding a group of lotus flowers and leaves. The other boy is praying...
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...
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.
Rare carved pair of Italian Molissian dogs--antico verde marble-each dog is carved separately with small differences most noticeably in tails-minor nicks to two ears otherwise excellent condition--dogs after classic dog of Greeks and progenitor of mastiff breeds--had reputation as a military dog of classic Greek and Roman armies-can be used on fireplace mantle or as bookends-ca 1860s- really unique-6 inches wide-7 inches tall-3 inches wide
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...
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.
Mounted carved Carerra marble bas relief of Dante No condition problems or repairs to marble-minor losses to frame and there is wear to red velvet mat. Unusual full length carving of Dante-22 inches by 14 inches framed
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
Green Marble Figure of a reclining female nude holding flowers in her right hand.
Late 19th century.
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
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
there is a piece missing as marked base is 11.5 cm high and 7 cm at widest part cover is 4.5 cm tall and 3 cm wide
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)...
Rare Burmese 18th Century Shan State hand carved white Alabaster Disciple in adoration. Solid and heavy piece. Polychrome with some discoloration due to age, condition: good. Size: H. 20" x W. 11.5" x D. 7.5"
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...
A 3-1/2" long and 3-7/8" high vintage Inuit 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 vintage condition with no cracks, chips, losses, damage or repairs - some scrapes, which occur with this type of stone. 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. Tracked packet air post to the U.S...
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...
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...