This is a superb example of an unusual late 17th century primitive carving showing an angry bewigged face with another, tiny face peering out above the forehead. The wig is a periwig of the late 17th century, and the back of the piece has the initials A (or J) FP carved into it in period script. The face is so exaggerated it seems to be a grotesque, or at least a very great insult to the person pictured. The head itself measures 9.75" tall and 8" wide, and with the marble and brass stand measures 14 in total and weighs 2.1kg.
It is in very good condition with only minor age-related wear and losses to the edges and a chip to one cheek. It has recently been waxed so looks excellent on display the wood - dry and dessicated as a desert - sucked up 100ml of wax!
Asian, Indian, and Islamic antiques and antiquities. Rare Large Grotesque Carved Head c1670s-1700 with Periwig. Please return within 14 days of receipt. I have collected glass and ceramics, antiques and antiquities for many years, and my shop philosophy is to sell very good antiques at very low prices very quickly so I do not need to carry much stock; larger shops will charge much more, but take much longer than I do to make a sale.Each to their own, then - but that makes my prices ultra-low compared to most antiques shop. I try to describe everything I sell as honestly as possible, including any damage, issues, or attributions to a maker, in my descriptions.
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