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Chorrea ( present day Ecuador)
Snuff Tablet - Now a sculptural object
Pre-columbian - Possibly Valdivian 100bc-200ad or earlier, possibly Jama Caoque ca. 300 ad - rare - from personal collection of Paul Haig of Haig Galleries, Rochester MI - cost $500 in 1980 + custom stand
We have a fine lithopane Axe head from 1500-1000 bc from the same collection - $750 reduced to $320.
Ashante - Ghana
12.5”h Well carved face on elongated disk w tortoise (?) design on back - four neck bands, breasts & navel - These are worn by pregnant women behind their sashes - mounted purchased in 1989
Abstracted woman (or surfer!)
USA wood 14x33x12 An Indiana Artist who has exhibited in numerous galleries and shows including the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the prestigious Hoosier Salon and in galleries in Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, and Florida.
Bateke / Eket?
purchased in 1985 12x11 wood
Dentist at work - found sculpture
1972 16 h x 10 x 10 Signed - A Long Island artist. He traded his work for work, according to a local dentist who had a similar sculpture.
Figurines (2) drummer & musician Gold Weights
Drummer & musician w stringed instrument - traces of red/white/yellow & black paint - sand cast - compare similar pair Hurst Gallery 10/95 #11 $750
Horse Returning to the Barn. 1973
USA 1919-1990 1973 23 x 23x 20 bronze 1/1 Work in the David Bermant Foundation Collection, represented by the Carolo Lamagna Gallery & O K Harris Gallery. Exhibited in museums in the United States, Ecuador and the Philippines. Provenance: Rehn Gallery NY (illustrated) - casting by Roman Bronze Company.
Barnard - probably the title
Barnard - History of Art: Classic - Picasso
mixed media Visual History of Art from the Classical to Paint-by-numbers. An articulated artist’s model paints by numbers a Picasso-esqe portrait of a Greco-Roman bust in a window over-looking a formal 18th century palace garden all housed in a Joseph Cornell-like box. (Note the block from a Wechsler IQ test). Enjoy this witty and visually pleasing sculpture
Man Striving for Perfection #2 / Wall sculpture
UK b. 1930 1983 31.5 x 27x6 mixed media signed front and back
Exhibited at the Royal Academy, Lord Mayor’s shows, Royal Festival, Chicago Art Fair, in Africa, Venezuela, Portugal, Lichtenstein s - designer of the humanist association iconic Happy Human. Represented in the United States by the Creighton-Davis Gallery
1970 Wall Sculpture 12” sq $350 sale $125
Arp -Sargadelos edition
1950s - 11”h Sargadelos edition’s signed by Jean Arp” in blue, red, & yellow on fine white porcelain - This figure was produced later without the “signature”" Sold at Bonhams for $335 in 2009
Cubist Spirit of ‘76/Mother & child/Nude in Hat
Produced affordable sculptures for years. This is long out of production original design is based on famous painting Spirit of ‘76 by Archibald Willard (1836-1918). Dieter de Root - Mother & child 48” h David Bardos b. 1938 - nude in hat - 16h + base
USA 1939-2008 ~ 3x3x3 ex museum collection - Museum of Contemporary Art Lake Worth Fl. - signed and titled: Best Wedger / Kiln Goddess & Best Potter / Worst Kiln Maker - unfortunately set was broken when I bought the remaining ones.