Featured African soapstone carving

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by charlie cheswick, Oct 20, 2022.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hi friends

    found this in an antiquey type shop yesterday for £3

    something i like about it, has a real authentic look about it, i thought anyway

    cant be that old though given the clothing

    has a few chips on the pot, and other aging marks, that strangely add to the look

    measures 6 3/4 inches

    not sure if thats a worn signature on base or not

    any thoughts on age, origin, and comments appreciated

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    That's very helpful, thanks Aj

    Strange but I don't think I would have bought those other 2 examples, not saying they are bad, but there's something more honest about this one ?
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I agree. Yours has more individuality, he looks soft-spoken and wise.
     
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  5. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

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  7. Born2it

    Born2it Well-Known Member

    Beautiful. “More real” for sure, at least in that there’s real personality there, rather than being stylized. That certainly has its own beauty, but I absolutely love it when an artist makes a chunk of stone come alive.
     
  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    That's a lovely bit of carving.
     
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  9. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thanks obb

    Picked it up straight away, boom

    Then after walking around the shop, thought do I really want it ? And put it back down again

    But the big sad eyes, and crumpled forehead made me pick it right back up again, boom
     
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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    always be on the look out for this siggy.......
     
  11. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    (Sound of Charlie scratching)

    I'm sure mine has that Mark if you look closer ? :playful::woot::)

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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Why Charlie, you've struck gold!:woot::woot::woot:
    (Uhmm scratched gold...)
     
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I don't think the R is right......

    Try Again !!!:hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::eek:
     
  14. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    :hilarious::hilarious:
     
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