20th century Chinese carved lapis fisherman. Minor chip on the tail of the fish. H: 6 ¾ inches
Large terracotta sculpture we named "Leaf Tree Man". The body is stylized tree bark with a green glaze wash. By West Coast artist Dirk Dahl, the statue is signed by the artist and in excellent condition. Measures 24 inches high, 16" long. Weighs about 18 lbs.
When I first saw this piece, it screamed to me "Picasso". The 11 1/2" by 7 1/2" work is not signed, but the style, the slight glaze on the baked clay surface, the decoration, is suggestive of the ceramic Madoura works of Picasso. The item weighs just shy of three pounds. Condition is excellent.
From our African Collection: Cameroon Grasslands Bronze Mask, circa 1900.
The Cameroon Grasslands is a large cultural area, which is inhabited by a large number of related peoples. These peoples can be divided into three smaller subgroups: Bamilike, Bamum, and Bamenda Tikar. Within these complexes there are numerous smaller ethnic groups, which are loosely affiliated with one another and share many historical and political similarities while retaining separate identities...
Small original ceramic sculpture of a Cubist-Surrealist figure by Nahum Tschacbasov (American, 1899-1984), circa 1940-1950. This work measures 4 1/2" in height (including base) and is approximately 4" wide. It is signed "Tschacbasov" on the foot (hand-incised signature.) In excellent condition (a couple of small original firing cracks extant). Nahum Tschacbasov was an important Russian-born American artist...
Pair of early Edo period carved Baku mythological elephants. These would have been built into the design of a temple, displayed high up by the beam construction. Hand carved with great care from a single piece of Keyaki hardwood (zelkova wood).
Baku are Japanese supernatural beings that dispel evil spirits and devour nightmares when the mouth is open and retain good spirits when the mouth is closed...
Finely carved, one of kind statue of Steeplechase legend, "Cottesmore". Winner of the Grand National in 1940 and 1942. Hand Carved of rosewood with the highest level of detail. Created in the 1940's in the USA by a German immigrant residing in the Ohio area. Excellent condition. Stands approximately 12" tall on original wooden base with felt backing. This is a true American treasure created with the highest level of German craftsmanship. Stunning piece.
Original bronze sculpture by Constance Freedman (English, 1928-1982). This sculpture is signed "C. Freedman". It measures approximately 8" in length. It stands on a black enameled wood base. Provenance: directly from the artist's nephew. Constance Freedman was an associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors (ARBS). Her works have sold in the major auction houses, and she is listed in all the usual databases.
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
Alexander Ney Russian American sculptor " Brown clay standing Nude"early 1970s figure in a modern style. 1 hole at top for mounting , this piece is unsigned and we have listed an image included in this listing showing the same figure in sterling silver clad that is also unsigned this piece is for reference only size 3.25" by just under 1" . This is from a very rare group of early miniature pieces most all were initialed in this way...
Burmese Bronze Disciple/Worshipper, AVA period, 18th Century, mounted, condition: good, size: H. 18.5cm x W. 3.5 cm x D. 5cm
Rare sparkling White Marble Carving of Shakyamuni Buddha, subduing Mara, 19th Cent. Burma, Good condition, (only tiny tip of Usnisa chipped). Size H. 33 cm x W. 20 cm x D. 6 cm excluding stand. This item has been nicely mounted on a black stand.
Fine Tibetan antique bronze figure with traces of red orange paint. The sculpture shows Vajradhara ( Manjushri), in his tantric aspect in embrace with his consort, Shakti, in a position of sexual union known as Yab-Yum literally Father-Mother in Tibetan and Maithuna in Sanscrit.
Size H 4.5" d 2.5" w just under 4"
Alexander Ney Russian American sculptor " Large White Pendant" white clay sculpted pendant or object for wearing or mounting , This was most likely made as a pendant unsigned size nearly 3.25" by 2.25" . This is from a very rare group of early miniature pieces . Developing several individualistic styles in modern art, he is most famous for his unique work in terra cotta sculpture, involving heavily perforated surfaces and intriguing forms...
Original unique sculpture in clay or terra cotta, 11 1/2" by 6" by 6", mounted on a black 3" high base, signed on the sculpture "E. BARR", not dated but likely circa 1960's. I cannot to date find information on the artist but he/she was certainly a talent who was familiar with modern giants like Henry Moore, Jacques Lipchitz, Alexander Archipenko and others who worked in this manner, simplifying and glorifying the human form...
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)...
Rare hand carved wooden Angel from Thailand, praying position, 19th Century, condition: ok, shows wear over the years which is quite normal for such wooden statuettes, size: H. 15cm x W. 7cm x D. 8cm
approximately 19th to mid 20th century, rabbit bronze figure by Japanese artist.
Size: H8.3cm, W6.5cm
condition is in excellent
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