Of terracotta or earthenware, this lovely sculpture depicts a pug dog lying down, has glass eyes and a red collar.
Painted surface over tan body.
With big jowls and black ears, he is quite endearing, and is in good condition for its age.
Condition is good overall, with no breaks or chips, just minor loss to paint surface, all visible in photos.
Most dog figures like this were made in Germany, and were imported all over the world to dog fanciers.
Sometimes it is difficult to be sure of the ...
This made in USA studio figural hand hammered hand wrought stylized sterling silver owl pendant has two faceted blue green sapphire eyes! The rare blue eyed owl here. The beak has a padparadscha color sapphire and signed Mimi Dee - Handmade - Sterling Silver. All gems are genuine.
Some of my patrons place my hammered metal work in shadow boxes...
A jade disc of real white jade material
Kambatta or Arussi headrest, Ethiopia. Wood, height 7 3/4". Rich, luminous, well handled patina, excellent condition. Very finely executed and detailed engraving.
Kambatta or Arussi headrest, Ethiopia. Wood with beautiful, rich, well handled patina. Height 7 7/8". Excellent condition, missing one small piece from when it was carved (probably a knot in the wood). Very fine overall engraving, and a particularly sensual sculptural form.
"Wolf" news paper pulp sculpture with polychrome colors h 4" the photographs don't do them justice.
The sculpture is very well done from the sculpt to the color work by a fantastic outsider folk artist Michael Lee Ford. News paper pulp sculpture of a Wolf signed dated titled on base, done june 9 2003 while in 23 hour lock down at Telford New Boston prison in Texas. Michael Lee Ford was in prison, serving a 35-year sentence for a 1989 robbery...
Lobi Bateba Phuwe. Wood, string and beads, height 7 1/8". Excellent condition with dark, glossy patina. Ex. Dimondstein Tribal Arts, Los Angeles.
Lovely Lobi animal (possibly feline?). Wood with thick, encrusted patina and slight traces of native pigments. 3 1/4" high by 10" long, excellent condition.
Massim snuff mortar. Wood, height 5 3/8". Excellent condition with a semi-glossy, well handled patina. Dates to the early twentieth century. Ex. Marc Assayag, Montreal; ex. John and Marcia Friede, Rye, NY. Beautiful, abstracted fish design finely engraved on this mortar.
Lobi bateba Phuwe. Wood with glossy, well-handled patina, height 5 1/2". Excellent condition. Unusual form. The figure is intact and not cut down, and the bottom extension looks as if this may have been a stopper of some sort.
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.
Featuring a set of 4 decorative wall plaques with metal or bronze Greek and Roman heads in relief mounted on a reverse painted glass mirror in gold set in cream wooden frame. The heads are Mercury and perhaps Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and Mark Anthony.The backs are sealed with Italian type paper.
Dimensions: 8" diameter x 1 1/4" deep. Circa 1950. Condition: one with cracked glass. The gold rim on the frames is worn and flaking. No other problems. Country of origin, probably Italy...
Lobi stool of classic form. Wood, 6 1/2" x 14 1/2". Some slight wear and tear, otherwise overall excellent condition with a dryish patina on the body and a glossy, well handled patina on the extended head.
Very fine hand carved TEAK wooden reclining Buddha on a Lotus Flower Throne with beautiful genuine 24K gold gilding on robe. Guaranteed hand carved from a single piece of teak wood! Excellent condition, no cracks or repair. Size L. 12" x H. 4.5" x D. 3" Worldwide shipping by airmail parcel post $39.00
Mid Century Black Lacquered Wooden Bowl with Sterling Silver Base by Richard Hudson
Details: Organic Shape Black Lacquered Wooden Bowl with Sterling Silver Base by Richard Hudson on a wooden base.
Bowl: H 6.75 in. x W 11 inch...
Very fine hand carved TEAK wooden reclining Buddha with genuine 24K gold gilding on robe and head band. Guaranteed hand carved from a single piece of teak wood! Excellent condition, no cracks nor repairs. Size: L. 15.5" x D. 3.5" x H. 4" Shipping by airmail parcel post worldwide $ 39.00 ALSO AVAILABLE IN PLAIN TEAK WOOD WITHOUT THE 24K. GOLD GILDING.
Lobi Bateba Phuwe. Wood, height 5 5/8". Excellent condition with a glossy, well handled patina.
Azande Ritual Knife, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Iron, wood and an old brass tack at the end of the wooden handle, height 22 1/4". Good condition, small chip missing to handle. Overall well aged and encrusted patina. The blade is unadorned.