Mexican 19th century carved polychrome figure of Saint Francis. This carved and painted santo is in original condition and measures 12 inches high. There is some damage to the ends of the fingers on the left hand.This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 203 488-1919 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques
South Netherlandish or Flemish carved wood figure of Jesus Christ, late 18th to early 19th c. This antique hand carved sculpture measures 51 inches tall. It sits on a 5 inch tall carved base that is not original to the figure but dates from the same period. The sculpture was originally displayed out of doors. Parts of it have been restored, which is to be expected, given its age and history. This item is on display in our gallery at Clock Tower Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 824 E Main Street Branford, CT 06405. For hours of operation visit: http://www.ClockTowerAntiquesCenter.com
Vintage Murano glass covered compote attributed to Barovier, c1940. Pale pink with tiny spatter flecks. Perfect condition. Measures 9.5 inches high x 8.25 inches wide. Wonderful nosegay top with 12 multi-color blossoms. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques. For hours of operation and directions go to www.BranfordAntiques.com
This modern sculpture entitled "Two Wolves Laughing at the Moon" was created by "Brian McCarthy" of New London CT. Brian is best known for "figural abstract" welded steel sculptures. He was born June 16, 1945 and began art school at age 6 studying under Thomas Hughes Ingle (Show Whitney Museum 1956) and was later influenced by Harris Rodvogin. he formalized his art education at the Connecticut College in New London 1969 to 1973. Presently his work is in private collections in South Hampton LI, Connecticut College, German Naval Headquarters Eichenforde Germany and several other American and European collections. All works are meant to be displayed outdoors. Three large pieces are on display in "The Sculpture Mile" show in Madison CT. These exhibits are sponsored the Hollycroft Foundation, Ivoryton, CT, and curated by William Bendig, the director and former editor of Art Gallery Magazine. This Modern Sculpture measures 68 inches high by 13 inches wide by 1 inch thick with a base that is 17 by 28 inches.
African Ibo tribe maiden ceremony mask. This early vintage African mask measures 21.75 inches high by 8.5 inches wide by 11.5 inches deep. Mounted the stand, the mask is 25 inches high. In the north central region of Iboland, "maiden masks" were carved for the "The Fame Of Maidens' annual festival. Here is a description from a Sotheby's NY sale of African and Oceanic Art on 11/19/99, in which lot 130, a similar mask, had been sold with an estimate of $15,000 to $25,000: "The ideal beauty of a girl has both physical and moral dimensions. Physically she should be tall and lithe, with an upright posture and stately carriage...Ideally she will have fine facial features, a thin straight nose and a small mouth and her hair will be elaborately and delicately dressed in the preferred crested style...These ideals link too with the beauty of nature and valued...medicines...Her moral qualities will include purity, obedience, good character and generosity." (Cole and Aniakor 1982:121). Condition is excellent with the proper amount of wear showing from ceremonial use. Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply.