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Bronze Japanese Warrior Bookends. Momoyana Period.  Sculptor Milo.  Pair.  Spain 

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    Detailed from a recent casting from my Spanish foundry group.    Beautiful brown patina with late 16th Century warrior pose  . . . to hold your heaviest books upright.   The headgear on these two warriors are worth noting.   With the decline of… Continue reading

Maitland-Smith Bronze Monkey Card or Candle Holder.  Singerie.  Philippines

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    Singerie, a visual arts depiction, can be found back in ancient Egypt but more popular in France over the last couple of centuries.  The word – singerie – is the name given to a visual arts genre depicting monkeys imitating human behavior.  Such monkeys are often… Continue reading

Vintage Maitland Smith Bronze Pair of Monkeys Carrying a Dish.  Business Card.  Candle.   Singerie. Statue.  Figure. Casting.  Philippines.

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    A new word for some of us:  Singerie.  Not sure what the Maitland Smith folks had in mind when they created this casting of monkeys, carrying a dish- like-object on two poles.  But it has a history.   Singerie, a visual arts depiction, can be… Continue reading

Gorgeous Bronze Censer / Incense Burner / Koro, Japanese Influence

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  With a sculptured Buddhist elephant on the lid to the intricate details of the elephant handles and legs, this is one gorgeous piece of bronze casting using the lost wax process. It is a recent piece, most likely cast in Spain.  Signed Milo

Casting of Australopithecus boisei – Zinjanthropus – OH 5 Zinj Primate Skull, Tanzania Africa

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Detail:  The discovery of the OH 5 Zinj skull was perhaps the most important transition in the history of paleoanthropology AND a most important find for Mary Leakey back in 1959.  She found the skull in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.  This casting was made from the original 1.5… Continue reading

Primitive and Old Brass Dokra / Dhokra Woman / Animal Statue, East India

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Detail:  Dokra / Dhokra is a tribal Indian handicraft.  Thought to be the oldest form of metal casting (lost wax process).  What makes these pieces so popular is a “varied designs” issue and because of its primitive simplicity.  Images of ritual deities were popular with these… Continue reading

Primitive & Old Brass Dokra / Dhokra Elephant Statue, East India

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Detail:  Dokra / Dhokra is a tribal Indian handicraft.  Thought to be the oldest form of metal casting (lost wax process).  What makes these pieces so popular is a “varied designs” issue and because of its primitive simplicity.  Elephants were always the most popular for these… Continue reading
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