Alexander Ney Russian American contemporary sculptor "Running Tiger" mid 1970s incised brown clay with a holes under side for mounting to a base, base not included. The artist initialed this piece "N 5" in his usual incised way. Size l nearly 5" by 2.5" high. This is from a very rare group of early miniature pieces most all were initialed in this way...
Carved wood folk art plaque of a bear catching a salmon. American, late 19th/early 20th century.
Dimensions: 16” x 18”
Afo ceremonial stopper with small flute. Wood, cloth and pigments, height 9 3/4". Excellent condition with dried patina and extensive signs of handling and use. There are also thick encrustations on the small flute, which is made of wood.
A 4" long and 2-1/2" high vintage Inuit Eskimo stone carving of a bird. This carving is signed by Josie Pappy E-9-861 (JOSIE PAMIUTU PAPIALUK 1918-1996). This item is in excellent original condition with no cracks, losses, damage or repairs other than a bit of bruising on the beak and a chip on one corner of the base. All items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are secondhand and may have slight signs of gentle use...
Nepali pigment case, wood and iron, with slight traces of pigments or makeup on the inside compartments. Height 5 1/4". Excellent condition with fine, blackened and encrusted patina.
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...
Alexander Ney Russian American sculptor "Brown Torso " early 1970s figure sculpted in brown clay in a modern style. 1 hole at base for mounting , this piece is signed N4 wonderful figure size almost 2.5" by 1.25" . This is from a very rare group of early miniature pieces most all were initialed in this way. 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...
This iron sculpture belongs in the Guggenhiem Museum--believed to be inspired by a WWII naval anti aircraft deck gun-was made in the 1940s--composed of welded iron parts from assorted objects, all of which appear vintage--big piece--55 inches wide 33 inches deep and 58 inches high-on casters and gun tilts-very special piece-if you are bold, place in center of the living room-not for hen pecked husband--one of a kind-composed by skilled craftsman--had to take close to year to create--no condition...
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...
Very fine hand carved TEAK wooden Buddha with 24K. gold gilding on robe and head band. Guaranteed carved from a single piece of teak wood. Size: L. 12" x W. 3" x H. 3.5" Excellent condition, no cracks nor repairs. Worldwide shipping by airmail parcel post $ 32.00
ALSO AVAILABLE IN PLAIN TEAK WOOD WITHOUT THE 24K. GOLD GILDING.
Delicately and intricately crafted antique figure of a young aristocrat, proudly standing with both hands in the vest's pocket, signed "Buder",
12 inches in height including marble base. Condition Report: This figure is in absolutely perfect condition with some abrasions to the marble base. Estate of Lilian F. Davison, New York City, acquired 1930s.
Organic bronze sculpture.
Artist- Klaus Ihlenfeld
Measurements - app. 8" tall.
Condition - excellent.
Klaus was Harry Bertoia's best friend and first hand man in his workshop
Exquisite 18thc German fruit wood carving of Joseph and Young Jesus-carved from single block of wood--fine patina-appears Joseph's staff is missing-9 inches tall-4.5 inches wide-probably from Hanau area
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 ...
Early Igbo shrine figure, Nigeria. Height 26 1/2". Wood with very thick remnants of indigenous pigments and some beads encased in the accumulated patina. Some loss of pigment encrustation, and some insect erosion, still heavily coated with layers of pigment. 19th century.
AFTER CLODION, A PATINATED BRONZE YOUNG SAYTR AND PUTTO, FRENCH, 19TH CENTURY. Raised on white marble pedestals with gilt bronze mounts. Each appear to have once been fitted with candle arms at verso. Height 12.75 inches (32.5 cm).
Rare East Indian tropical hardwood carved architectural figural temple panel-about 300 years old-main subject is 4-arm Lakashmi goddess- other deities also portrayed-losses to carving-traces of polychrome on panel-piece has good solid weight and is stable-14 inches wide-39 inches high-4 inches deep-strikingly powerful piece
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