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    Posted 7 years ago

    vetraio50
    (674 items)

    This carving came from a Saturday morning market a year ago. It was at the bottom of a box of goods.
    The carving has great tension: are the cats at play or are they about to erupt? I've tried to show some of the power of the carving in my photos.
    I believe the wood is ebony or "Pangge Baya".
    If you have any suggestions about where this might have been made I'd appreciate your feedback.

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    1. Budek Budek, 7 years ago
      Hey Kevin,
      Here, kitty, kitty!
      Before I go to bed each night I do a drawing of one of my kitties. It would be nice to capture ( in my work) the playful,( or not so playful:), mood that your carving has captured.
      The composition of this piece will be an inspiration for me.
      Thanks!
      for all of the inspiration that you are.
      T
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Thanks Bellin68, Budek and Hedgwalker too!
      All three of ya, tah!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks Ozmarty and vintagemad too!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks scandinavian_pieces, wolcott1 & bratjdd too!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks mrmajestic1 & notitfortat too!
    6. Gary1902, 6 years ago
      very cool...........
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks Gary 1902 and mrmajestic1 too!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks miKKo!
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      it looks african to me. i grew up w/ lots of sculptures like this which a great uncle brought back from the congo in the 1930s.
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Hey thanks hot2culture. I had not thought Africa but it's a definite possibilty.
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks mustangtony!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks walksoftly, czechman and musikchoo!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks antiquesandcollectibles36!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks petey!
    15. toracat toracat, 6 years ago
      I really love this! I have an ebony cribbage board with similar colors black to reddish brown. My stepfather got in Navy, he was Admiral Nimitz's Dr. It has I believe now a signature in Hindi writing on it. There were some great ebony wood carvers in India. Also Africa too. Maybe they are in love! I know dogie style! Maybe this is kitty style! haha Also I read that ebony is so heavy it is about the only wood that will not float. It is special!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks Lilliflunew and nldionne too!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks mikelv!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks bratjdd and Moonstonelover too!
    19. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 5 years ago
      Wow a fav of mine they look like panthers-gorgeous
      I bought an elephant conquering 2 lions made from ebony today at auction-
      I need to oil them and photograph tommorrow-
    20. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 5 years ago
      I too think they come from Africa-
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ATTWOOD!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MSL and RLWINDLE too!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ALDO78 too!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT & PICKRKNOWS!
    26. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      bEAUTIFUL!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks NUTSABOTAS 'n BELLIN too!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks GEO26E !!!!!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks BOHEMIAN VINTAGE !!!!!!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks EZa 'n JULIE too !!!!!!!
    31. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      Adorable!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks VIRGINIA V., BRATJDD & ANTIQUEROSE too !!!!!
    33. surfdub66 surfdub66, 4 years ago
      Love it !! So cool .. ;-)
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SURFDUB!!!!!
    35. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      What are the gold striations in the wood?
    36. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      I'd change one of the categories to African sculpture to see what they say.
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks AURA & THOMAS !!! !!!! !!!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks WINDWALKER !!! !!!!! !!!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks MIDNIGHT1208 !!! !!!! !!!

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