"The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth," so spake one of of history's few true geniuses. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
Germany's brilliant scientist, philosopher, and poet, was born at Frankfort-on-the-Main, August 28, 1749. Originally a lawyer, Johann had an awakening
while sojourning in Italy in 1786 and resolved to devote his life instead to the pursuit of truth, to poetry and science...
Guglielmo Pugi (Italian, Active 1870-1915)
Figure of Standing Woman in breccia and carrara marbles, signed.
Minor loss to fingertips.
Height of figure: 28”
Height of stand: 5.5”
Guglielmo Pugi is best known for carving the bust of King Umberto I for the Piazza Umberto I in Fiesole, a small town in Italy renowned for its view of Florence and also Pugi’s hometown...
Striking bronze Der Schmelzarbeiter Smelterer--Swiss- R.Wang-1895-1970- dated 1918 on reverse side of base-listed-16.25 high- Strong image of powerful worker made on the eve of proletarian revolutions in Europe-no condition problems--antico verde marble base-and patina is greenish brown
Fabulous African Mask 14" long X 9" wide.
Kaguru Staff top, Tanzania. Wood, height 16". Excellent condition with fine, well handled chocolate brown patina. This is the top section of a longer staff. Field collected by James Stephenson, James Stephenson African Art, NYC.
Makonde helmet mask, Tanzania. Wood with inlaid metal teeth, height 9 1/2". Excellent condition with a dark, matte patina. Ex. Mort Dimonstein, Los Angeles.
An exacting, expert, chiseled bust of a young girl draped in a nubby wool scarf. The workmanship is exquisite and graceful. Italy has had a long history of sculpting in marble and it definitely shows in this sculpture.
An off white rectangular block of marble has been chiseled and sculpted into a bust of a young girl draped in a nubby wool scarf. The attention to detail is amazing. The eyes, the teeth and the coarse, nubby texture of the scarf are so lifelike...
A unique, bronze, statue of a small boy, dressed in early 20th century American clothing, learning to smoke a cigarette, while holding his hat in a concealing fashion.The plaque at the bottom says "A Beginner".
CIRCA: Early 20th century
DIMENSIONS: 5 1/8" W x 11 1/4" H
Massim stopper, PNG. Width 5". Excellent condition, with a woven stopper of native fibers and wood attached to the tusk. Beautiful, well handled golden patina. Ex. Marc Assayag, Montréal, ex. John and Marcia Friede, Rye, NY.
striking Art Deco bronze of a lady and a panther on the hunt-lost wax process-fine details-subject could represent Diana but Diana seldom carries a spear and usually does not hunt with a panther-could be Cybel who was raised by panthers when abandoned on a mountain side by a father who preferred a male child or it could simply be an Amazon on the hunt--signed on base by M.Oliverio-probably Portuguese or even Brazilean--style is pure Art Deco-no condition problems-16.75 inches high-7 inch by 3.75...
Elegantly engraved Massim boar's tusk. Width 4 3/4". Excellent condition with a glossy, deep golden patina. Ex. Marc Assayag, Montreal, ex. John and Marcia Friede, Rye, NY.
Late 19th Century wooden Shan State Buddha,with Burmese merit-script on base, very high quality gilding,excellent condition, large
size: H. 64cm x W. 33cm x D. 18 cm.
Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta, Italian/American, 1887-1948, "Portrait Bust of a Young Girl". This is a beautiful cast bronze portrait of a young girl by Italian/American artist Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta. The bust is 14 inches tall and stand on a base of green marble, signed by the artist on the lower corner, dated 1912, with a Benjamin Zoppo, New York foundry mark. Scarpitta was born in Italy and graduated from the Royal Italian Academy before emigrating to America...
African Mask 10" long X 6 1/2" wide.
Pair of painted plaster maquettes of a Pilgrim and Native American, probably designs for the ends of a pediment and possibly for a building in the Federal Triangle, Washington D.C. One inscribed "Constitution Ave." the other inscribed "Pennysalvania Ave." on the bases. 20th Century.
17" x 7" x 11.5" tall
Green Marble Figure of a reclining female nude holding flowers in her right hand.
Late 19th century.
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
Large Carved White Marble Bust of a Classical Woman
Signed with a Monogram, early 20th Century
10" x 14" x 17" tall
American Folk Art Half Hull Model of a Sailing Ship in a shadowbox frame, with full sails and rigging and blue painted background. Circa 1900.
11.25" x 30" x 3.5"