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Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by BeeHaven, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. BeeHaven

    BeeHaven New Member

    I'm new here and I am looking for any information on this carved statue of a woman. She was purchased at an estate sale. I am interested in where she is from, age and of course, value. One additional note, on the bottom is a sticker that says William & Robert Arnett. Thanks so much!

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  3. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Paging @Any Jewelry, your assistance is definitely needed on this one!! :happy::happy::happy:

    Welcome to the forum BeeHaven!! :D:D

    You have definitely come to the right place.
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  4. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome Beehaven.
    Peggy is right, your beautiful girl is Balinese Art Deco, and a stunner.
    She is taking a little break while on her way to a Hindu temple with her offering for the day. With the way she is dressed and her necklace she looks like a high caste girl.
    She is 1930s, and absolutely artist made. Not all Balinese signed there work.

  6. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    WELCOME BeeHaven ... Your lady statue is absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!! .. A REAL WORK OF ART .. Joy. :):):)
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  7. Rabid Collector

    Rabid Collector Active Member

    Your wealth of knowledge always astounds me Any Jewelry. I am in awe and I always learn something from your posts. :)
  8. BeeHaven

    BeeHaven New Member

    Thank you so much for your help! I knew that my lovely lady was beautiful and the detail work made me think she was made by a skilled artist but I had never heard of Balinese Art Deco.

    What do you think the William & Robert Arnett sticker means. I read on the link from Deborah that they were collectors. Would this be a personal piece from their collection???
  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    They both collected and dealt according to the internet.

  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The other sticker could have been either for the price or a collection code. It would be interesting to know if any pieces in their personal collection had similar stickers.
    The provenance is certainly a good thing to have, although this beauty would have value anyway. She has the gentle grace seen in the work of Willem Hofker, a Dutch painter who painted in Indonesia.

    Hofker Balinese girls on their way to the temple:

    The girl on the right is Javanese, a rare subject in those days because Javanese people didn't want to be portrayed, which is why Hofker went on to paint in Bali.
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    As long as you don't learn from the spelling mistakes, one of which I only noticed today.;)
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  12. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Stunning artwork !! ... Joy. :)
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