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An 18th century Italian School Polychrome Wood Carving of St John the Baptist with the Lamb

SOLD. His right hand would have been pointing to the lamb symbolizing Jesus. A great baroque figure retaining much of its original paint and gilt. H 20 in. W 10 in. D 6 in.

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A Large Japanese Meiji Period Patinated Bronze Sculpture of an Elephant

A spectacular Japanese Meiji period patinated bronze sculpture of an elephant. Great detail and color variations (inside of ears). H 8 in. L 12 in. W 6.5 in.

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A Large 19th Century likely Federal American Gilt Wood Carving of an Eagle

Perched on a sphere this magnificent New England style eagle with symmetrically spread wings and beak straight forward is a striking symbol. H 14,5 in. W 15.5 in. Base diameter 5 in. Asking price $ 1,550.

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A Pair of Venetian Carved Gilt and Polychrome Paint Blackamoor Stands

A fine pair of Italian Venetian carved gilt and polychrome wood blackamoor stands, each with slightly different expression and posture. Elaborate carving in the rococo style and decorated with floral motifs. Minor height difference of circa 0.75 in. Circa 1880's. H 37.5 in. L top 13.5 in. W ...

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A Luxuriant 19th Century Bronze Bust of the Roman Emperor Lucius Verus

SOLD. This bust is one of the finest existing portraits of Lucius Verus, who was co-emperor with his adopted brother Marcus Aurelius from AD 161 until his death from the plague in 169. The prince's features are recognizable from many other portraits - notably his luxuriant hair and beard, portrayed ...

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A 19th Century Life Size Carved Statue of the Mandalay Style Shakymuni Buddha Princely Bejeweled

SOLD. A superior life size carved lacquer and gilt statue of the Mandalay style Shakyamuni Buddha standing on a lotus flower wearing bejeweled princely robes. The beautifully carved face with porcelain or glass eyes. On a later ebonized base. Likely Burma, 19th century, but could also be early ...

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Abstract Cubist Iron Elephant by Bill Heise, American 20th Century

SOLD. Founder of Heise Metal Sculpture in 1966, Bill Heise discovered interesting shapes in the rusting hulks of old farm equipment around his home in rural Vermont. This “found metal,” as he called it, became the template for a sculptural style honed after earning a degree in art education at ...

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An Opposing Pair of Likely Romanesque Verona Marble Armored Lions, Likely Italy late 12th to Early 14th Century

SOLD. The idea of depicting guardian lions adorned with human garments or armor goes back to the Egyptian, Assyrian and Hittites cultures and spread from there through the centuries to Southern Europe. These lions may well have had their place in a Northern Italian Basilica and they constitute a splendid ...

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Life Size Art Deco Marble Relief of a Young Mythological Woman

SOLD. A unique and rare life size Carrara marble relief of a young woman, possibly Tyche the Greek goddess of fortune, her arms encircling a panel inscribed with ancient zodiac symbols. The relief is meant for insertion into a wall. Likely American circa 1920-30. H: 69.5 in. W: 26 in. ...

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A Large Meissen Stoneware Figure of an Orang-Utan by Paul Walter

SOLD. A large stoneware statue of a Orang-Utan made by Meissen/Boettger Steinzeug and modeled by Paul Walter. Artists initials and Meissen crossed swords on the base. Imprinted with Meissen and Boettger markings and numbers under the base. Likely mid century or before. H: 18.5 in. W: 13 in.

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