Vintage tribal Punu mask with double lobed coif and pierced eyes. Mid to late 20th century in original condition. Wonderful patina, never waxed. There is a fine line crack on the left side of the face that does not go through. Wear consistent with age. Measures 10 inches high, 6 inches across and 5 inches deep. Carved from a single piece of wood.
Vintage African Tribal Teke Kiduma Congo mask, mid 20th century. Original matte dry hand painted patina. Wear consistent with age. Measures 13 inches in diameter. This mask is a discoid board mask: the wearer of the mask held it between the teeth with a braided ribbon.
Vintage authentic African tribal Songye shield mid 20th century. Original red, white and blue paint. Integral handle on the back, some minor losses, and one old age crack. Measures 14 inches high, 9 inches wide and 3.5 inches deep. Carved from a single piece of wood. Acquired from the Gotham Gallery in NYC, by tribal art dealer Tan Mamadin, PA.
This bas relief sculpture titled "Danaides" was made from a single sheet of pure silver, backed and framed with solid walnut. We estimate there are approximately 60 to 70 ounces or more of .999 silver in this panel. It is number 26 of a limited edition of 75 designed by Paul Vincze and produced for Vito Rossi by the Franklin Mint on February 14, 1969. The solid walnut frame measures 32" wide x 21" high x 1.75" deep, and the sculpture measures 14.5" high x 25" wide x .5 " deep. Paul Vincze, medallist: born Galgagyork, Hungary on 15 August 1907; married 1958 Emilienne Chauzeix; died Magagnosc, France on 5 March 1994. Paul Vincze was a prolific artist and an internationally acclaimed medallist. He excelled at portraiture and his work reflects his sensitive approach to the subject, his mature work achieving an almost Renaissance quality. His sitters were many and varied, including Sir Winston Churchill, President Harry Truman, Pope Paul VI, Yehudi Menuhin, Prince Karim Aga Khan and J B Priestley. He studied at the State School of Arts and Crafts at Budapest and later under Ede Telcs, an extremely talented portraitist; Vincze absorbed his instruction with enthusiasm and, in later years, expressed the opinion that Telcs 'was the greatest medallist of this generation'. From 1935 to 1937 Vincze studied in Rome and then returned to his native country. Nazi persecution forced him to flee, however, and in 1938 he came to England, setting up his studio in London. He lived there for the rest of his life except for annual visits to his house in the south of France. He became a British subject in 1948.He was the recipient of several awards including a Premio Especial at the International Exhibition, Madrid, in 1951, a silver medal at the Paris Salon of 1964 and the first gold medal of the American Numismatic Association, 1966. This Bio was taken from http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-paul-vincze-1367203.html
Carved walnut sculpture of a female torso by sculptor Norman Legassie (Old Lyme, CT) done in 1991. Norman Legassie's work is in a number of important collections. His commissions include a bust of the late CT Senator Thomas Dodd Sr., a bust of the former CT Senator Thomas Dodd, Jr., and a memorial sculpture for the victims of a disaster at L'Ambiance Plaza in Bridgeport, CT. The sculpture measures 19" tall. The base measures 4 inches by 5 inches.