Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Shop Talk


I think this is of Chinese origin  but to be safe let's call it Asian
......much like calling anyone who lives in Canada
 and the United States North American.

I got this wood carving at an auction a couple of years ago
and loved the detail and general appearance of it.

It is a fisherman with his net,  pulling in his catch.
I am a little surprised it has not sold at the shop as of yet.
Maybe this summer it will......he would look so good in his own place.


13 comments:

  1. The right buyer just hasn't come along yet! Does the shop get busier in the summer when tourists are about?

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    1. It sure does, Debra. And it has started to pick up the last two weekends.
      People from all over visit this shore and find us here on the hill.

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  2. All the hours of work in that, and what a magnificent slab of wood to begin with. Guess you need a toothbrush to dust it!!It will be a centrepiece in someone's home one day.

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    1. Oh Jean, you know all the 'tricks of the trade'! I never throw away old tooth brushes. yes, he will find a special home one day.
      We just had lunch with a former student of mine and his two children who are back here visiting his family from your neck of the woods.....except he is in Australia. We thought of you heading into autumn. they found it very cool/cold here! Imagine that! lol

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    2. Haha!!! I use old toothbrushes... OLD , mind you, for window track cleaning, the sewing machine areas that collect dust and stray threads, round the oven sides, and more. Australia, just a hop over the ditch as they say. Most of Australia is warmer than here, apart from the southern states and maybe Tasmania. How wonderful to catch up with students and now their family, that is so special. We started off at about 5C, now hot and fine again.

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  3. Isnt everything oriental selling like hot cakes at the momen?

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    1. Not everything, John. Presently Chinese antiques are #1 and Japanese have fallen back a bit.

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  4. not convinced of Asian and wondering about New Zealand / Polynesian. The beard and mustache feel wrong for Asian art

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    1. Hi Marti, thanks for this. As there are no markings that I can see on this carving, I was making a stab at its ethnicity. I will look more thoroughly. Appreciate this input.

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  5. What an interesting piece! A buyer will eventually come along and snatch this up.

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    1. 'He' is comfy where he is, Martha, looking out the window into the Atlantic!

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  6. It's a striking piece, Jim! Have a good one!

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    1. Hey Louise! Yes, this fella grabs one's attention.

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