Early Chinese wooden well pulley, 17th to 18th century. Carved from a single block of wood. It weighs 43 pounds and measures 17 inches wide, 14 inches deep and 19.5 inches tall mounted on its stand. The wood is so dense and heavy it is nearly petrified.
Walnut carved nude female torso by sculptor Norman Legassie (Old Lyme, CT) circa 1991. Norman Legassie's work is in a number of important collections. His last commission was for the bust of the late Senator from Connecticut, Thomas Dodd Sr. The sculpture measures 19" tall. The base measures 4 inches by 5 inches.
A Grand Tour gilt cast bronze figure of a bull in charging stance with sharply incised coat and features. Continental origin, probably Italian, circa 1900. Dimensions: 4" H x 7" W x 3" D.
A large hand-carved Black Forest style wall bracket or shelf supported by classic woodland motifs, centering a tree-trunk, surrounded by acanthus leaves, acorn and acorn leaves, etc. German or Swiss, circa 1860. Dimensions: 13" H x 24" W x 8.75" D
Bruno Giorgi, edited by Marcos Antonio Marcondes. Published by Art Editora, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1980; first edition. Hard cover. Text in Portuguese and English, extensive images of the sculptor and his work, some in color. Clean excellent condition. Dust jacket shows wear at the edges but is clean. Measures 9.75 x 11.5 x 1 inch.