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Fine Art1954 of 5121PACO GOROSPE OILHorned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Brass Cast, Circa Mid 20 Century
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    Posted 4 years ago

    Karenoke
    (100 items)

    I'm jumping the gun in posting this, as I have purchased it but have yet to pick it up. These pics are quick shots taken to send to my hubby and show him my very large (approx. 4'x 5 1/2') very heavy piece of art I found at the thrift store for a very large thrift store splurge for me at 35.00
    Pray that I get this home in one piece as it already has a few repairs.
    But I find it to be fabulous!!!

    And as always, I love to get your thoughts, opinions and any knowledge you can share. It's always greatly appreciated;~)

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      very very beautiful!!
    2. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      Thank you Sean, I sure think so. But I'm very worried about transporting it. But I'm about to get off here and see if I can find someone to help me go get it home.
      I will post better pics and be looking for help identifying the stones, glass or rocks so I can maybe repair some of the old repairs done with resin.
      Thanks again!
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Its like a mosaic piece but cannot see what it is made of.
    4. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      I just got it home. I'll be posting better pics, it not today tomorrow Phil.
      But I think it's slag glass and maybe some semi-precious stones?
      I do have the measurements now though, it's 62 1/2" wide x 43" high.
      Thanks for stopping by, can't wait to get better pictures posted, but I'm burning daylight on yard work right now in the coolest part of the day...lol
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Great pics already, love how no flash or big shine came through, when I first looked at the second photo, I first thought matches for the first seconds. I cannot even imagine the work that went into this !
    6. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      And that work you mention Phil, and all the hours involved to do this just boggles my mind. But I am looking forward to more photos of what I think are old repairs, and places where repairs are needed as I'd like to have as many pros and cons of why to make repairs or why not to make repairs. It's very large and not a feather weight either. So one I commit to hanging it, I will be keeping it.
      Thanks for stopping by again Phil, I'm looking forward to opinion also on the repair or not decision. Thanks again!
    7. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 4 years ago
      This is beautiful! And actually a good price for your splurge. These take so much time to make.
    8. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Wow!! What a find!
    9. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      I have never seen anything like it. I feel it is not American. It may have hung in a cathedral or church.Breathtaking!
    10. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      THIS IS TESSERA---, ( Latin: “cube,” or “die”, ) plural Tesserae, in mosaic work, a small piece of stone, glass, ceramic, or other hard material cut in a cubical or some other regular shape. The earliest tesserae, which by 200 bc had replaced natural pebbles in Hellenistic mosaics, were cut from marble and limestone. Stone tesserae remained dominant in mosaics into Roman times, but between the 3rd and 1st centuries bc tesserae of smalto, or coloured glass, also began to be produced, cut from large slabs of glass that ranged from lightly tinted to opaque. These relatively fragile glass tesserae were used sparingly in floor mosaics to provide pure blues, reds, and greens that could not be found in the more durable natural stone; with the advent of wall mosaic between the 1st and 3rd centuries ad, however, glass tesserae of every hue were produced to constitute the major part of this decoration, stone being mainly reserved for floors. Glass was the major material for wall and vault mosaics of Early Christian and Byzantine churches, and marble and limestone tesserae were frequently used in the depiction of faces, woolen garments, rocks, and other objects that required a soft or rough appearance.
      Another important class of tesserae is ceramic tesserae, used occasionally in antiquity and the Middle Ages but rivaling glass as a major material in modern mosaics. Tesserae of shell, mother-of-pearl, enamel, painted stone, and painted terra-cotta have also been usedIn antiquity, mosaics first were made of uncut pebbles of uniform size. The Greeks, who elevated the pebble mosaic to an art of great refinement, also invented the so-called tessera technique. Tesserae (Latin for “cubes” or “dice”) are pieces that have been cut to a triangular, square, or other regular shape so that they will fit closely into the grid of cubes'
    11. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      W O W!!!!
    12. Karenoke Karenoke, 4 years ago
      Wow is right!! Thank you PostCardCollector! I seen your comment in my email and couldn't stop reading it there. I'm thinking it was maybe made by the older youth group of a church, but this would be such a massive and somewhat expensive undertaking I just don't know.
      Either way I love it and am thrilled to know at least what it is.
      Maybe some day someone will come along and know where it came from and who made it, doubtful though.
      Thanks again!

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