Massim snuff mortar. Wood, height 5 1/4". Dates to the nineteenth century. Incredibly well handled, worn and glossy patina. One crack near top edge, otherwise excellent condition. Ex. Greg Hamson, Los Angeles; ex. John and Marcia Friede, Rye, NY. Remains of overall abstract incising on the mortar, and the raised circular areas are flowers.
20th century Chinese carved lapis fisherman. Minor chip on the tail of the fish. H: 6 ¾ inches
Rare carved gilt wood 18thc Byzantine or Coptic sculpture of St Peter--has book and keys attributes-back is hollowed out to prevent splitting-some of gilt is missing otherwise no other condition problems-27 inches high-18 inches wide and 6 inches deep at the base-unusual religious figure
Mossi doll, Biiga, Burkina Faso. Wood, height 12 3/8". Excellent condition with fine, rich and well handled patina.
Sterling Edmund Lanier author and sculptor Bronze figure possibly Japanese General he seems to be carrying a samurai sword , 1960-1970s original hand cast in as made condition . Size h 2" w 1" signed Lanier under back r arm. Lanier was born on December 18, 1927 in New York City . He was trained as an anthropologist and archaeologist, and educated at Harvard, from which he graduated during 1951. He was a lifelong devotee of speculative fiction, as well as a cryptozoology enthusiast...
Edwin Ohrstrom - rare and important modernist art glass sculpture fitted on handmade wood base.
Circa - 1960's or 70's.
19 1/4" x 14 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Condition - excellent.
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.
African Mask 10" long X 6 1/2" wide.
A fine bronze animalier sculpture by Ferdinand Pautrot (1832-74). The figure represents a pair of songbirds, one of which has caught a fly in its mouth. The other bird appears to be contemplating the possibility of wresting the insect from his companion. Both birds are perched on the rocky ground typical of Pautrot's work. An upright flowering plant appears at one end of the composition. Along with Mène and Moigniez, Pautrot was considered the be France's finest sculptor of animal figures...
11 3/4" x 7.5" x 4" deep. Virgin and Child carving. Italian carving, possibly German.
Lobi Bateba Phuwe. Wood, string and beads, height 7 1/8". Excellent condition with dark, glossy patina. Ex. Dimondstein Tribal Arts, Los Angeles.
Four Important Marble Busts. These early 18th century busts are superbly sculpted likenesses of four great Italian poets and philosophers.
Dante Alighieri (DANTE), 1265 to 1321. Both poet and moral philosopher, notably famous for his epic The Divine Comedy . The first part of which is “Inferno”.
Torquato Tasso, 1544 to 1595...
Yoruba Ibeji pair, Nigeria. wood, beads and metal, height each 11 1/4". Excellent condition, minor chips, with soft, glossy, washed and handled patina.
Original stainless steel sculpture by John (Jonn) H. Geise (American, Seattle, 20th Century). This work is untitled. It measures 17.5" in heigth and is poised on a lucite base. Signed "Jonn H. Geise" and dated 1989. Geise is a contemporary sculptor with monumental works on display at the University of Washington in Seattle (Suzallo Library), at Sea-Tac Airport, at the University of Oregon Museum of Art, and in various other locations in Washington, Oregon, and California.
Standing Fudo-Myo (Skt. Acalanatha) with characteristic attributes of sword and rope held in the right and left hands, respectively, sculpted in relief against a flame-motif mandorla from sandstone. Early-Meiji Era ca. 1875. Excellent condition, with only extremely minor old loss...
Sterling Edmund Lanier Sci Fi Mid Century Bronze Astronaut figure with space suit holding a ray gun , 1960-1970s original hand cast in as made condition . Size h 2"d 1.5" signed Lanier under backpack .
Lanier was born on December 18, 1927 in New York City . He was trained as an anthropologist and archaeologist, and educated at Harvard, from which he graduated during 1951. He was a lifelong devotee of speculative fiction, as well as a cryptozoology enthusiast...
Wonderful Folk Art Hanging Bracket "ANTIQUES" Sign in the style of Maxfield Parrish; painted wrought iron depicting a Gentleman and Lady at Tea. Provenance: from an antiques store in North Adams, MA, circa 1900.
Main Sign 25.5" x 32"
Bracket: 19" x 45.5"
From A. Gilbert Smith:
It is very reminiscent of a two sided sign executed by Parrish for a friend titled: The Tea Tray...
Original unique gray Carrara marble sculpture by Francine Richman (France, Canada, 20th century), circa 1960-1970s. Incised "Richman" signature. Also bears a plaque on its slate base incised "F. Richman". 11" by 10" by 7". Henry Moore inspired sculpture by this well-regarded Paris-born Canadian sculptor.