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Cats149 of 215Toy CatLynn Chase Designs Baby Jaguar Jungle Figurine 3-1/4"
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Posted 2 years ago

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ho2cultcha
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I LOVE this weird sculpture someone brought to me the other day. i wish i could find out who made it and somehow put it into some context. it's very sci-fi / bizarre and is exactly the kind of strange piece of art you can find here in oakland - which is why i really love collecting here.

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  1. Justanovice Justanovice, 2 years ago
    Its face is almost human!! I Like It!!!:)
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    A bit of a whimsy? : ) Could this have been inspired by The Cheshire Cat? : ) Here's an old and very popular illustration of The Cheshire Cat from "Alice in Wonderland".

    http://local-static1.forum-files.fobby.net/forum_attachments/0014/9126/23a_cheshire_cat.jpg

    http://jocopotencia.blogspot.com/2010/04/cheshire-cat-alice.html
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    thanks mikkochristmas11. i don't think it's the cheshire cat although i see the similarities. the sculpture is missing the iconic grin of the cheshire. there's a few artists out there who do anthropomorphic animals - some of it is wild!

    check out: https://www.google.com/search?q=Patricia+Piccinini%E2%80%99s+Anthropomorphic+Sculpture&hl=en&safe=off&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=CiQHUdj0EsjxigKT4IHoAQ&ved=0CEEQsAQ&biw=1400&bih=764
  4. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thanks much for the link, ho2cultcha! Another window onto a world I have never before seen!

    Really like this cat!!! : )
  5. musikchoo musikchoo, 2 years ago
    Very COOL !!!!
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    thanks mikkochristmas11 and musikchoo. i've decided to ask the oakland museum if they have an expert in local sculpture/pottery who can take a look at all my sculptures and see if they recognize any of the work. i have a couple of them which i think are by known established artists.

    i think that this one was done by one of the sculptors for the 1915 pan-american exhibit in san francisco: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/57994-fragment-of-a-stone-frieze
  7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    The classical figures in bas-relief sculpted panels are truly magnificent, and full- worthy of critical review by an authority. I swooned when I first saw them. So glad to hear this news, sir!! : )
  8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    thank you very much mikkochristmas11! your comments are deeply appreciated.

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