Alexander Nay brown terracotta carved figure of a bird,mid 1970s incised brown clay with a hole at back for mounting to a base, base not included. The artist initialed this piece" N 4 "in his usual incised way. Size l 3.75" by 1.5" high there is a slight chip to one edge of its beak as seen in pictures. This is from a very rare group of early miniature pieces most all were initialed in this way...
Large 19" ceramic slip decorated wall charger or plate by Kirk Mangus (USA, 1952-2013). Signed verso. In excellent condition. Circa 1980. Kirk Mangus was an important American artist and ceramicist. One of three works by this artist currently available.
Large (19" in diameter) slip decorated signed charger or large wall plate by Kirk Mangus (USA, 1952-2013). In excellent condition. Circa 1980. One of three works by this artist currently available. Kirk Mangus was an important American artist and ceramicist.
Antique, 19th century, gilt wood sculpture of St Luke Evangelist, the author of the third gospel, depicting the apostle standing on an integrally carved base clad in long robes with his attributes, an Ox on his left, his left hand clasping an open gospel, and right hand holding a pen...
Sam Philipe sterling silver signed Laughing Camel.
Sheet silver hand tooled over a form with 24k gold plated toes and mouth. A wonderful comical sterling sculpture. Well renowned Israeli sculpture with many of his pieces going to heads of state. No damage size h 8" l 8"
HUMAN-FACED STONES 2pc.
Stones with such unique carving faces buried in the ground as the talisman for the ground-breaking ceremony before building house as the traditional Timor customs. Age unidentified. approx...
MATERIAL AND IMMATERIAL
Originally those are measuring aluminum chips for making 'wagashi' (Japanese-style confectionery).
One day, I brought those to local blacksmith and asked the worker with a cigarette in his mouth to throw those into the fire.
He said, "I really don't know what's gonna be... So, are you sure?"
Then, he started with concern. Silence...
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...
A jade disc of real white jade material
Signed Japanese Meiji Bronze Hawk Okimono on Rockery base, highest quality sculpting with details to every feather . The hawk is holding down another bird and 2 of its feathers lay on the base stand of the sculpture. The hawk was sculpted separately from the rockery and it was completely hand worked and then applied to the main sculpture...
19th C Continental Gilt Bronze pair of Woodsman and Wife , probably Dutch extremely detailed pair of gilt bronzes notice the patching and repair to their clothing . The couple looks lovingly at each other while working. The figures were cast in 2 pieces each and assembled and mounted to a slate like bases. Very heavy pieces. Size approximately 12"
Hardwood stand made of white nara. Dramatic white rind with natural finished top.
Dimensions: 19 3/4" high x 24" wide
This is an excellently and intricately carved boxwood very charming netsuke,made by the native of Ukraine Alexander Derkachenko. It depicts a seated Okame who is laughing behind her sleeve as she realizes the erotical significance of a long noc e Tengu mask. Signed in seal form.
Netsuke is stained in tan and brown colors. It measures 1.57 inches (4.0cm) wide, and 1.42 inches (3.6cm) tall...
16thC Tibetan Buddha cast or a rare alloy that looks to contains silver and possibly gold. It has a surface like glass that almost glows in the dark. The think rim on the underside is a feature typically only found on 16thC and earlier Tibetan bronzes. There is a special presence to this piece that was hard to capture with the camera- it is quite wonderful...
Length: 5.4 cm (2.2 in)
Width: 4 cm (1.6 in)
Depth: 1 cm (0.4 in)
Weight: 31.7 gm (1.13 oz)
Fine Chinese green jade Guan Yin pendant; documentation available; very good condition
Height: 5.5 cm (2.2 in)
Width: 4.3 cm (1.7 in)
Depth: 0.7 cm (0.3 in)
Weight: 38 g (1.36 oz)
Chinese green jade pendant; well carved dragon to the front face; accompanied by six white jade beads; bordered reverse face; good condition
Width:4.7 cm (1.9 in)
Height: 1.6 cm (0.6 in)
Depth: 2.5 cm (1.0 in)
Weight: 43 g (1.51 oz)
Good Chinese white jade pendant; carved Foo Dog; documentation available; good condition
Length: 5.8 cm (2.15 in)
Width: 4 cm (1.6 in)
Depth: 1.5 cm (0.6 in)
Weight: 49.1 g (1.72 oz)
Fine Chinese Green Jade lotus and koi pendant; includes a jadeite bead; very good condition