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Antique SEVRES Porcelain Group of Perroquets

Superb French Porcelain Group of the most colorful Perroquets. Handmade, Handpainted and fully Hallmarked. The Group consists of 3 Perroquet Birds perched on Branches of an old colorful Tree with Vines. Dimensions & Photos: See the Larger Photo by clicking on the photo to the left. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are Exceptional, no Chips & no Cracks.

About SEVRES, French Porcelain:

Sèvres Porcelain traces its roots in France to early craftsmen who had small manufacturing operations in such places as Lille, Rouen. St. Cloud, and most notably Chantilly. It is from Chantilly that a cadre of workers migrated to the Chateau de Vincennes near Paris to form a larger porcelain manufactory in 1738. French King Louis XV, perhaps inspired by his rumored relationship with mistress Madame de Pompadour, took an intense interest in porcelain and moved the operation in 1756 to even larger quarters in the Paris suburb of Sevres. Sevres was also conveniently near the Home of Madame de Pompadour and the King's own Palace at Versailles.

SEE more History of Sèvres in my Blog

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Antique CHINESE Blanc de Chine Porcelain SCULPTURE of 'KUAN YIN'

Absolutely wonderful Sculpture of the immortal Chinese Goddess, 'Kuan Yin' in Blanc de Chine porcelain. Kuan Yin is beautifully depicted in her flowing Robe with Sash, decorated all over. She is carrying a large Pot of Flowers and wearing the loveliest bouquet in her hair. Dimensions 14" Tall x 4" Wide at the Base x 3" Deep. The Photos were taken in natural sunlight so the colors are true. Note the extraordinary detail of each Finger, Hand, Flower, etc... CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

$395

Art Deco Table LAMP with TROUT jumping out of Water, Circa 1910-1939

LAMP in the form of a TROUT jumping out of the Water. French Art Deco period, original Sculpture in fine porcelain and Rock Crystal. The Water is depicted by a block of Rock Crystal inset into a porcelain base. The crystal lights up, and the Fish glistens as though just emerging from the water. Trout comes apart from the base & the trout fits onto a metal pedestal on the base. Dimensions of Trout, 11" Long & whole Lamp is about 12" tall, and its base is about 8.5" by 4.5". The detail is extraordinary, even the 'Teeth' of the fish. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

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Rare French BRONZE SCULPTURE by 'JACQUOT' dated 1854

Large, heavy Bronze Sculpture Signed 'Jacquot' and dated 1854. The Allegorical subject is most interesting. The artist creates 3 young Cherubs representing the ARTS, PAINTING, ARCHITECTURE & MUSIC with all three Cherubs in the same torso. This idea and the extremely fine and delicate execution of this Bronze highlights the great ability & importance of this Artist. Patina is excellent. Dimensions: 22,5cm (8.9") and weighs about 2lbs. Condition & Quality are exceptional.

$485

18th Century French Feline Faience CAT

Superb Faience Feline, sleekly graceful CAT, late 18th-early 19th Century, France. About 13.5" long to top of tail x 4" wide. The 'Eyes' are so life like they are uncanny. From Latin, 'felinus' this Cat would scare a 'mouse'. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

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HAGGENAUER Bronze Figure of a Boy

Vienna Austria bronze figure of an African Boy with a necklace in the form of a ring. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

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Japanese Silver & Bronze ONI, XIXth Century

A most fascinating Silver & Bronze sculpture of a Japanese Mythological figure, designed by the Artist to rest in a number of different positions, e.g. on its back, on its front legs and arms, sitting up etc. PROVENANCE- Douglas Wright, London England (one of the most recognized Oriental Dealers in the world) where it was purchaed in 1988 by me.

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Silver Plated Sculpture of KING RICHARD I (1157-1199)

Interesting Figurine, Sculpture of the famous English King Richard I, the Lionheart who ruled England from 1189 until his death in 1199. this heavy, beautifully detailed Silvered Bronze Sculpture was used as a Decoration piece in a Display Cabinet the whole of its life. Also, used as a Desk Paperweight because it is very heavy weight about 195 grams. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent with the Detail very fine but difficult to photograph. The photos are not the best and the Sculpture is much more handsome in person. The Silver has some Tarnish which is quite normal and can be easily cleaned with a Silver Glove. I have not cleaned nor polished it for some time. See Photos for more Details. DB#19

$189

19th Century French Bronze DISH, by Max Le Verrier, 1891-1973

A lovely Signed example by a well known and sought after Paris Sculptor, Max Le Verrier who was born in Paris France in 1891. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional. Dimensions: 11,0 cm in Diameter, this Dish which can be used anywhere, was Handmade in heavy gauge French Bronze. The Artist used the AQUARIUS Sign in the Zodiac for the Theme of this Dish. Aquarius is January 21 through February 20th. The Detail is extraordinary, with the Dish resting on 3 discreet legs. The 'Face' is outstanding. Hallmarked on the bottom, Signed by the Sculptor, M. LeVerrier.

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Exquisite Antique BRONZE COVERED POT, XIXth Century

Solid French Napoléon III BRONZE POT with its tight fitting LID. Use it anywhere, on any Table, in an office, as a Ppaper Weight or on a Dining Room Table for Decoration with Candy or Chocoates inside and as a Conversation piece. This Sculpture in Bronze looks wonderful from all sides with its high relief Decoration of Acorns, Branches and Leaves. Dimensions: 5.25" High. The overall Detail is Extraordinary. CONDITION, QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP are outstanding.

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PONCET, Antoine (French/Swiss) 20th Century STONE SCULPTURE, Original, Unique created in 1976 - Antoine PONCET (1928)

Born in Paris, France in 1928, he worked in the district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and often worked in Italy near Carrara so he could be close to its Quarries. Sculptors worldwide including the most famous sculptures of Michel-Angel used the Marble from Carrara. Poncet worked with and was taught by Ossip Zadkine. This Sculpture TURNS on its Base giving it 360 degree Perspectives and shows the the natural beauty of the Onyx Stone which Poncet chose particularly for those qualities. DIMENSIONS: 29" High with Base and 25" High for the Stone. Base has a Diameter of 12" and Hight of 4". Incredibly beautiful & unique work of Art. Poncet sculpted this Stone which is Green Onyx and less hard and more difficult to work with than Marble but the Veins in Onyx or more beautiful than in marble even when polished. One mistake with the hammer or chisel would have ended the life of this Sculpture. I purchased this Sculpture from Antoine Poncet when I met him in Paris with his wife in June of 1976. I have his Photo Certificate of Authenticity. Poncet, Signed this SCULPTURE on the Marble Base. This Sculpture has never been offered for sale and has been in my Collection since it was acquired. Poncet's sculptures are on exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Minneapolis, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern art in Milan, the Museum of Open Arts in Hakone in Japan, Brooklyn Museum & many more. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are simply outstanding.

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Antique STERLING Silver PLAQUE or MEDAL signed Oscar Louis ROTY (1846-1911) - Oscar Louis ROTY (1846-1911)

RARE French Plaque or Medal in solid Silver created for the 50th Anniversary of the famous Paris Silversmith, Charles Christofle by the equally famous French Engraver, Oscar Roty in 1893 with all of the influence of the Art Nouveau Period. The Christofle Silver Hallmarks are "O Chess Knight C + Gallia + Prod.Christofle. DIMENSIONS are 4,1cm x 3,00cm. Front shows Charles Christofle & Reverse has a dedication to him together with the famous Silver Hallmark for Charles Christofle. Roty made another in Bronze. This was offered only to important Dignitaries. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY excellent with 2 tiny pin marks where the Medal had been mounted. See another 150th Anniversary piece below.

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ART DECO French Bronze DINNER GONG by LeVerrier, (1891-1973_ Max LE VERRIER (1891-1973

Outstandingly beautiful, Large, RARE and highly Decorative Antique Bronze Handmade SCULPTURE in the form of a Dinner Gong with its original Baton Signed by Max Le Verrier. The Center Bronze has been Decorated with a Viking Ship with Sails, mounted on a Bronze Base. The Baton is French Bakelite. Le Verrier had his own Foundry in Paris where this Sculpture was created & made. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. Dimensions are shown in the larger Photo if you Click on the small Photo to the left. What a wonderful Table Decoration and Conversation Piece. Le Verrier is an important French Art Deco Designer who worked more in Spelter than Bronze which makes this Sculpture that much more important. It is unique, large and quite heavy. I have never seen another. SEE this Link for this Artist:

NOT FOR SALE, shown as a Courtesy to Collectors.

Bronze ART DECO SCULPTURE by 'LOYSEL, Jacque (1867-1925) French Artist- Jacques LOYSEL (1867-1925)

CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP, PATINA & QUALITY are exceptional.

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BEGBIE, David (Scottish, English) 20th Century SCULPTURE, Original, one of a kind - David BEGBIE (1955)

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1955, David studied at Winchester & Cheltenham School of Art. He took a fancy immediately to working in industrial galvanised steel mesh. This sculpture, untitled, was executed in 1984 when David was 28 years of age and continues to be widely exhibited since his one-man exhibition held at the Brompton Gallery, Knightsbridge, London & the Salama-Caro Gallery, London. David produced the "Crucifix" sculpture for Winchester Cathedral in 1988. Signed & Dated on the base "David Begbie '84" this Sculpture is painted steel wire mesh on a Wooden handmade base. DIMENSIONS: 30" x 14" x 9" (76,3cm x 23cm) including the base. Incredible & unique work of Art. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. BEGBIE is known throughout the World & sells well at auction. He has won numerous prizes and has been granted numerous awards and has had inumerable Exhibitions. One of his pieces was exhibited on the front cover of 'ARts Review" London on January 20, 1984. Also in the Sunday Telegraph. Purchased by me at Christie's, London England. See this LINK PRICES in GBP start at over £5,000.00 see his Exhibitions currently at the Albemarle Gallery, London or Friedland Art in Florida + many others.

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ART DECO French Silver Sculpture of a DANCER, Circa 1930

Outstandingly beautiful and very Decorative Rare Antique Silvered metal SCULPTURE depicting a Beautiful Art Deco Woman dressed in a Period Costume and mounted on a Period Marble Base. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent having been recently renewed by a French Silversmith. Dimensions are shown in the larger Photo if you Click on the small photo to the left.

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Georges van der STRAETEN, Belgium (1856- 1928) Georges VAN DER STRAETEN (1856-1941) )

XIXth Century Sculpture by the famous Belgium, Brussels Artist, Georges van der STRAETEN. Signed on the back of the Sculpture, "G. Van der Straeten + Foundry Mark, signed 'Société des Bronzes de Paris' stamp." There is also the letter "S" for 'STRAETEN' at the bottom right of the Foundry Stamp. Subject is a beautiful Lady, dressed modelled wearing a cloak and bonnet. Dimensions: 7.5" tall on a later marble/onyx plinth 3/4" thick. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent with rich Antique brown Patina. SEE another Example below.

$1,375.00

ART DECO French Antique LAMP

Outstanding, Rare Antique Silvered Bronze LAMP depicting a Beautiful Art Deco Woman kneeling on a Base, in lovely 2 tones of Marble, original to the Lamp. She is holding a decorated Helmut as if it is an Offering, which hides the Lamp. Quite practical as it can be used as a Table Lamp anywhere or, in the center of a Dining Room Table both as Decorative and a soft Light as well as a conversation piece at the Table. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. The photos show some Tarnish which is quite normal and can be easily cleaned with a Silver Glove.I have not cleaned nor polished it for some time. Dimensions:14.6" Tall by 6" Long at the Base x 5" at its widest point. See PHotos.

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19th Century VIENNA Bronze Candlestick with Bronze CAT

Lovely, Rare Antique heavy Vienna Bronze CANDLESTICK incorporating the Sculpture of a Cat at the Base of the Candlestick. Wonderfully practical used as a Candlestick, or, as well as a conversation piece at the Table. CONDITION WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent considering age and use with no repairs, dings or dents to speak of. I have not cleaned nor polished it for some time. Dimensions: 20,0 cm (7.9" tall by 9,5cm by 3.7" diameter. See PHotos.

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'J.M. LAMBEAUX' Erotic XIXth Century Bronze ORIGINAL Sculpture (1852-1908)

Beautifully sculpted and well detailed ORIGINAL Bronze signed Belgian Sculptor, J. M. LAMBEAUX. Joseph-Maria-Thomas LAMBEAUX who was born in 1852 and died in 1908 and was well known for his nudes. It stands about 3" tall, is 4 3/4" long and 2 1/2" wide. The sculpture has acquired a wonderful patina. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent. BEWARE of copies! Please do not ask me for my opinion concerning a similar Bronze. BEWARE of Fakes. I receive many eMails asking me to Authenticate COPIES. I am SORRY, I cannot offer opinions except for Objects that I have personally examined.

$2,750

Japanese Silver & Bronze ONI, XIXth Century

A most fascinating Silver & Bronze sculpture of a Japanese Mythological figure, designed by the Artist to rest in a number of different positions, e.g. on its back, on its front legs and arms, sitting up etc. PROVENANCE- Douglas Wright, London England (one of the most recognized Oriental Dealers in the world) where it was purchaed in 1988 by me.

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Antique CHINESE Blanc de Chine Porcelain SCULPTURE of 'KUAN YIN'

Absolutely wonderful Sculpture of the Chinese Goddess, 'Kuan Yin' in Blanc de Chine porcelain. Kuan Yin is beautifully depicted in her flowing Robe with Sash, decorated all over. She is carrying a large Pot of Flowers and wearing the loveliest bouquet in her hair. Dimensions 14" Tall x 4" Wide at the Base x 3" Deep. The Photos were taken in natural sunlight so the colors are true. Note the extraordinary detail of each Finger, Hand, Flower, etc... CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

$395

HAGGENAUER Bronze Figure Sculpture, one of a Collection of eight

Vienna Austria bronze figure of an African Boy with a necklace in the form of a ring. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional. I have 8 different models each of which is Signed.

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Pablo GARGALLO (1881-1939) Original, documented Bronze

Entitled "Porteuse d'eau" and created in 1925 by Pablo Gargallo, it is one of his finest bronze sculptures. It is signed and numbered 3/7. His Sculptures are very difficult to find. Dimensions: 17.5" tall (44,4cm). Comes with a Photo Certificate from the Authority on Gargallo, Marwan Hoss in Paris. Illustrated in the Gargallo Catalogue Book. I purchased this Sculpture for my Collection in Paris in 1994. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

$17,300 RESERVED, Sale Pending to a Dealer in Paris, France

Rare French BRONZE SCULPTURE by JACQUOT dated 1854 Georges JACQUOT (1794-1874)

Magnificent, large, heavy Bronze Sculpture signed 'Jacquot' and dated 1854. The Allegorical subject is most interesting. The artist creates 3 young Cherubs representing the ARTS, PAINTING, ARCHITECTURE & MUSIC with all three Cherubs in the same torso. This idea and the extremely fine and delicate execution of this Bronze highlights the great ability & importance of this Artist. Patina is excellent. Dimensions: 22,5cm (8.9") and weighs about 2lbs. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional.

$562

Csáky, Joseph [József] 1888-1971 UNIQUE Original Stone Sculpture - CZAKY or CSAKY - Joseph CSAKY (1888-1971)

French Sculptor of Hungarian birth, Csáky studied at the school of Decorative Arts in Budapest from 1904 to 1905. In 1908 he went to Paris and settled in the block of studios La Ruche, where he was a neighbour of Fernand Léger, Alexander Archipenko, Henri Laurens, Marc Chagall and Chaim Soutine. He joined the Cubist movement in 1911, and he was included by Marcel Duchamp in the Salon de la Section d’Or in 1912. Large Original STONE sculpture, signed "CSAKY" 37.75" high (96cm). Executed in 1927 Provenance: Arnesberg Collection, Los Angeles &Jacques Doucet, Paris. Literature: D. Karshan, Csaky, Paris 1973 P. 91 #26 (Bronze Cast Illustrated) There are more than 6 Sculptures by Czaky in the Gianni Versace personal Collection. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY of this Unique and one of a kind Sculpture, are outstanding. A later Bronze version of this Original, cast in 1994 is on Sale for 12,000 Euros.

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MEDAL SCULPTURE French Bronze Signed Dropsy & Canale

Beautiful Bronze 'Medal of Honor' for a cure against Tuberculosis signed on both sides of the children by G. Canale and H. Dropsy and signed on the Base by V. Canale. Henri (or Henry, as he signs his name) Dropsy (born in Paris, 1885-1969) was the son of the medallist Emile Dropsy. He was first pupil to his father, later he went on to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Thomas, Vernon and Patey. Dropsy exhibited at the Salon from 1907, he received a silver medal in 1914, a gold medal in 1921 and a travel grant in 1922. He was created Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and was selected for the Directors' position of the Paris Mint. Dropsy became professor for medal engraving at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Membre de l'Institut (1942). Dimensions are: 3 " x 2.5" CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent.

$265

Franz BERGMAN XIXth Century Antique Vienna Bronze Signed

This bronze is illustrated in an important book on Vienna Bronzes by Bergman -"Bronzes 1800-1930" by Berman, P. 142 illustration #620. Dimensions are: 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent with Bronze in original cold painted condition. Beautiful Patina. See Item #2290051969, a small Viennese Bronze Dog selling for more than $750.

$1870

DANCING FAUN of POMPEII XVIIIth - early XIXth Century

Fabulous, large, Antique Bronze known world over as the"DANCING FAUN OF POMPEII" or "Faun Dansant' - original of which is found in the the Museo Nazionale, in Naples, Italy. XIXth Century and very possibly earlier. The bronze has acquired a wonderful rich greenish- brown patina. Measures about 31" high with the base measuring 10.75" x 9.5" Detail is extraordinary and The 'cast' is wonderful. Toes, Toe nails, Feet, Hands, Fingernails, as well as Head, Hair &EYES etc show remarkable craftsmanship. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are simply, exceptional.

$7,900 Reserved, Sale Pending

PLAZZOTTA, Enzo- Italian (1921-1981) Solid Sterling Silver SCULPTURE - Enzo PLAZZOTTA (1921-1981)

Fabulous Sculpture of a Race Horse & Jockey, heavy, Sterling Silver and is stamped with artist's name and numbered on the base: PLAZZOTTA 4/12 together with the Foundry seal: FONDERIA ITALY with the letter "M" in a circle. Condition is pristine. Very heavy sculpture. Measures 7.75" high x 11"long. PROVENANCE: Purchased from one of the most important Bronze Sculpture dealers in PARIS, "Miguet Frères", at the "Le Louvre des Antiquaires, Paris" just next to the Louvre. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are outstanding. Artist sculpted 2 versions & I have both models if someone is interested in the Pair.

$6,350 each

AGAM, Yaacov - Unique MOBILE Circa 1970 ORIGINAL, UNIQUE Sculpture, Rare - Yaacov AGAM (1928)                                                               

One of a kind 'Mobile Sculpture' by famous Israeli Artist, Yaacov AGAM. This Sculpture, signed and dated (Click to see larger photo). From this maquette, Agam made a Limited Edition Series of I believe 50 of this model which were sold by Denise René Galleries in NYC & Paris. Purchased in NYC, 1970 by me directly from the Artist. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional. Dimensions: Mobile 8.25" high x 8" wide. Provenance: Private Collection of Agam and me. PLEASE NOTE that I have 2 other unique Mobiles Available.

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French 18th Century Faience CAT

Superb Faience Cat, late 18th-early 19th Century, France. About 13.5" long to top of tail x 4" wide.CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are exceptional as is the patina. Remarkable to find a Sculpture of this Age & Quality in such exceptional condition.

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MOSAIC Painting / Sculpture Italian PIETRA DURA

Italian inlaid Mosaic stone Painting or Sculpture, 3 dimensional 19th Century Pietra Dura hardstone picture of 4 white Turtle Doves resting on a stone Urn with handles and drinking water. This might be considered a copy of a famous Pietra Dura, entitled, 'Doves of Pliny' which was found in the ruins of the Villa of Hadrian. Black background, extremely well framed in a carved black wood frame with black velvet liner. Mosaic picture is 4.25" x 6.25" CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent.

$1,200.00

Antique Bronze 'HAND' SCULPTURE & Paperweight

French Antique solid Bronze HAND paperweight & Sculpture mounted on a marble base. The bronze itself is about 5.5" long x 2.75" wide and quite heavy. It is 2 colors, silver and bronze and the detail is extraordinary. It was made in France in the 19th Century. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent.

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AUSTRIAN Bronze Sculpture of a DOG, Vienna

Vienna Bronze Sculpture of a Dog. Signed on the bottom, "R & reverse R + Made in Austria". Condition & Quality are excellent. Quite heavy and a very high quality Bronze Sculpture with wonderful detailing. Dimensions: about 2.5" tall x over 2" wide. CONDITION,WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent.

$225

Innuit ESKIMO Stone Carving

Carving in stone of a Primitive female Eskimo with her baby. The stone has a nice all over feel and a wonderful patina. Signed on the bottom with the initials of the artist "APM - 604." Condition is excellent and dates from the 1950's. Dimensions are: 2.5"tall x 2" deep. CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are excellent.

$375

American Bald Eagle by celebrated Western Artist, 'Robin COCKWOOD'

Unique, one of a kind Hand carved & hand painted Wood Sculpture of an American BALD EAGLE by well known Arizona Nature Artist, Robin Cockwood.CONDITION, WORKMANSHIP & QUALITY are unbelievable.

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