Global Art & Artifacts

monkeys

Vintage Maitland Smith Bronze Pair of Monkeys Carrying a Dish.  Business Card.  Candle.   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 the humorous statue of monkeys, carrying a dish- like-object on two poles . . .  fashionably attired and copying human behavior.   This… Continue reading

Large Bronze Basin Vessel, China

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Detail:  Fu style used as a ritual food vessel.  A large basin filled with detail.  Foo dogs / lions form the feet.  Monkeys, rams and other animals line the rim at the top.  Ancient text in and on the bottom of the basin.  This… Continue reading
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