We are offering an antique Mexican folk art life-size polychrome painted hand carved wood officer's head sculpture, circa late 1800's - early 1900's. This piece is very heavy, solid and substantial. Stands 16 1/2" tall with a maximum 11" depth and 9 1/2 width of the cap. Nicely executed with good attention to detail and coloration, well blended and shaded skin tones give the piece a warmness. We found this great old piece in a longtime collector's estate in Los Angeles; we were told by the family that he bought it from a prominent ethnographic folk art dealer years ago, but we have no other information available.
The paint appears to be all original with a coat or two of varnish added at some point in it's history for protection. Light overall wear commensurate with age There are a few surface chips around the base edge only, some scattered light rubs, scratches and flaking as shown. Please study the photos as they are a part of the description. Offered here fresh out of an estate for the first time at no reserve. We do not falsify claim forms.
The item "Antique Mexican Folk Art Life-Size Polychrome Hand Carved Wood Officer's Head" is in sale since Friday, June 17, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Latin American\Mexico\Folk Art". The seller is "roadsideamerica" and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Uruguay, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.