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16 Aug, 2014 12:32:07 AEST
Ascot, QLD, Australia
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VINTAGE AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CARVED LONG NECKED TORTOISE SCULPTURE / TOTEM
Wonderful vintage Australian aboriginal carved long necked tortoise sculpture / totem.
Polychrome earth pigments on carved soft wood.
Collection history unknown. Artist unknown although it does bear similarities with other long necked tortoise carvings by Tony Yuwati (anyway, a possible starting point for any new owner up for some research). Agewise I would estimate 1960's/70's.
In good original condition - there is an age-related shrinkage crack to the underside (common with works of this nature), otherwise no significant "man-inflicted" damage or repairs etc evident. (Please bear in mind that this item is around 40 plus years old so there are the inevitable minor scuffs, scrapes, marks from handling and display etc but certainly nothing that detracts from the overall fabulous appeal of the piece). Please refer to the photographs for a comprehensive overview of the work's condition and detail.
Fabulous display piece.
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT, mm / g
410 L x 115 W x 65 H / 250g
Otherwise, any questions - just ask.
more generally ...
I am happy to combine postage where possible/practical.
Please let me know ASAP after your first purchase if you are making multiple purchases and I will accommodate you as best I can.
I only ever charge the actual postage cost as imposed by Australia Post. If I do inadvertently overcharge on postage I will refund the difference.
I do however insist on sending all items as either Registered or Signature on Delivery, as items lost in the postal system are annoying for both you and I.
Always welcome (by prior arrangement) in Hamilton (suburban Brisbane) or other mutually convenient location.
I'm not really seeking to be visited by bad karma at any time in the future and as such I endeavour to conduct all my sales in an ethical, open and transparent manner.
I will describe any defects, condition issues etc to the best of my ability (but by the same token I am by no means an expert in any of the areas I have collected in)
I would like to think that you will not be disappointed with your purchase. If you do have a problem at any point however, please let me know ASAP and we will resolve it.
all the best and many thanks,