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Mask with surprising teeth and horns

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Oishii
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Mask with surprising teeth and horns

Postby Oishii » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:49 pm

Today we were handling some pieces in Brussels and we all found this one quite remarkable and creative in its use of the jaw material to make it come up as something unexpected.
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Re: Mask with surprising teeth and horns

Postby lmallier » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:35 pm

Thanks Jan for sharing. really an excellent idea by the carver!!!

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Re: Mask with surprising teeth and horns

Postby AFNetsuke » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:20 pm

First time I've seen a canine jaw used that way. It really adds a layer of desirability to the piece. Was it for sale? If so, hope it's yours now.
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Re: Mask with surprising teeth and horns

Postby jbjtennyo » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:55 pm

Win says "Strange and Wonderful!" Judy says "a little too strange to be wonderful"... LOL :lol: Very different and perhaps desirable but a little too spooky for this Judy collector!! :? :o :shock:
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Re: Mask with surprising teeth and horns

Postby AFNetsuke » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:36 pm

So Judy, when I said "adds a layer of desirability to the piece" I guess for you on a scale of 1 to 10 it went from minus 1 to 0...that's OK, we don't all have to like the same thing. Keeps prices down.
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Re: Mask with surprising teeth and horns

Postby carlomagno » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:21 am

A very peculiar piece indeed. There is originality and the desire to amuse the buyer
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Re: Mask with surprising teeth and horns

Postby Oishii » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:13 am

AFNetsuke wrote:First time I've seen a canine jaw used that way. It really adds a layer of desirability to the piece. Was it for sale? If so, hope it's yours now.

Hi Alan, it was a piece from the collection of the Royal Museum for Art and History that we handled yesterday.
It was not part of the classic Michotte collection ; we found it in the drawer "miscellaneous pieaces".
Lol, Judy, it's indeed :evil:
We could say it has a bit of a tribal flavour ?
Jan


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