Saturday, December 20, 2014

Antique Religious Carving Santo, Articulate San Pedro (St. Peter)

Title: Antique Religious Carving Santo, Articulate San Pedro (St. Peter)
Description: This Spanish king and saint is also called San Fernando, and lot of places in the Philippines was named after him. Symbolically he wears a crown because he was king. The bust has some tints used as highlights. A minor crack runs from the upper right side of the crown down to the left face. The contour of the face is well defined, same with the hair strands. Due to age some minor cracks and abrasions are present. It is believed to be more than fifty years old and must have come from Northern Philippines.
Measurement: It measures 10.5 inches in height and 6 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 2,400 grams

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HAC Code: 2A043

Antique Religious Carving, Santo Nino de Pandacan 10”

Title: Antique Religious Carving, Santo Nino de Pandacan 10”
Description: Devotion to the Infant Jesus is tremendous in the Philippines. It has its origin when the Spaniards first came to the islands believed to be in Cebu, where the oldest surviving image of the Sto. Nino is enshrined. The icon is made of a native wood called batikuling. Traditionally, its right hand is raised and the left hand holds an orb. The sculpturing is very Baroque with a local twist. The patina evokes past grandeur of religiosity which was prevalent until now. Some abrasions and cracks are present due to age. It is believed to be more than ninety years old and probably come from Central Philippines.
Measurement: It measures 10 inches in height and 5 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 300 grams

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HAC Code: 2A042

Antique Santo Religious Carving, Immaculate Conception

Title: Antique Santo Religious Carving, Immaculate Conception
Description: Marian devotion in the Philippines is undoubtedly strong and vibrant. During the Spanish colonial era, aplenty of these images were made appease the strong commitment of the Church and the locals to perpetuate a unique devotion. This image of the Virgin can be classified as traditional with a local touch done centuries ago. Although the left hand is missing, the sereneness of its appearance merits the artist who was so careful in capturing what was the style then. Made of batikuling, a native wood from the Philippines, the patina evokes a by-gone era. The dress was well chiseled, likewise other feature of the bodice. A lone cherub at the base makes it equally appeasing. It is believed to be more than a hundred years old and probably came from Northern Luzon.
Measurement: It measures 12 inches in height and 7 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 1,150 grams

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HAC Code: 2A041

Santo Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion Religious, Wood Vintage

Title: Santo Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion Religious, Wood Vintage
Description: Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion - Being the national patroness of the Philippines, devotion to her is tremendous and endless. This wooden icon is made from batikuling, indigenous to the country. A crown and aureole (halo) made of tin dominates the head. A reddish tint was used as highlight, while the contour of the face and body manifest a late Baroque style. Minor cracks and abrasions are visible due to age. It is believed to be more than a hundred years old and probably come from Northern Philippines.
Measurement: It measures 12.5 inches in height and 4 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 600 grams

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HAC Code: 2A040

Vintage Lovely Santo Nino de Cebu, Religious Wood Carving

Title: Vintage Lovely Santo Nino de Cebu, Religious Wood Carving
Description: Santo Nino de Cebu - Patterned after the famous statue of the Infant Jesus in Cebu, this wooden image is made from Philippine batikuling. It has some tints as highlights. The left hand holds an orb, while the right hand is raise as if bestowing a blessing. This kind of work is prevalent in the Visayas, giving a unique touch and uniqueness. Due to age some minor abrasions and cracks are visible. It is believed to be more than a hundred years old and probably come from Bohol, Philippines.
Measurement: It measures 11 inches in height and 5.5 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 400 grams

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HAC Code: 2A039

Antique Lovely Santo La Inmaculada Concepcion, w/ Custom Base

Title: Antique Lovely Santo La Inmaculada Concepcion, w/ Custom Base
Description: La Inmaculada Concepcion - Marian images abound in the Philippines. The country’s history is connected likewise with the religiosity of its people. This very old wooden image of the Virgin is made of batikuling indigenous to the Philippines. Due to age a large part of the icon has suffered from discoloration yet the patina represents the bygone era where it belongs. Although both the arms and hands were missing, it still evokes the baroque style it represents. Cracks and abrasions are present because of its antiquity. It is believed to be more than one hundred years old and probably come from Northern Philippines.
Measurement: It measures 11 inches in height and 5.5 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 600 grams

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HAC Code: 2A038

Vintage Santo Tomas de Aquino Wood Carving

Title: Vintage Santo Tomas de Aquino Wood Carving
Description: Santo Tomas de Aquino - A Doctor of the Church and a famous Dominican, his devotees abound in the Philippines. The image was crafted from batikuling, indigenous wood from the Philippines. His tonsure symbolizes divinity and adherence, the Dominican hood and pleated habit evokes the late Baroque style of execution. Due to age minor cracks and abrasions likewise discoloration are present. It is believed to be more than a hundred years old and probably come from Central Philippines.
Measurement: It measures 12.5 inches in height and 4 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 450 grams

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HAC Code: 2A037

Vintage Santo Tomas de Aquino, St. Thomas Religious Carving

Title: Vintage Santo Tomas de Aquino, St. Thomas Religious Carving
Description: A Doctor of the Church and a well known Dominican Saint specifically in the Philippines. The oldest Catholic university in Asia, the University of Santo Tomas in Manila was named after him. The image is made of Philippine wood called batikuling. Some tints were used to highlight the figure and give it more drama. The tonsure, the habit, likewise the pleated gown are well crafted. Although both hands were missing, it is still a good piece of art. Some abrasions and cracks are visible due to age. It is believed to be more than ninety years old and probably came from Central Visayas, Philippines.
Measurement: It measures 12 inches in height and 4.3 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 500 grams

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HAC Code: 2A036

Friday, December 19, 2014

Vintage Repro of Child Jesus, Sto. Nino de Cebu w/ Lovely Resin Face

Title: Vintage Repro of Child Jesus, Sto. Nino de Cebu w/ Lovely Resin Face
Description: Icons and other religious images were crucial for the conversions of indigenous peoples to the Roman Catholic Church, which was itself an integral part of the Spanish colonization of the Philippines. Although the Spanish Occupation has ended over one hundred years ago, the santero culture in the Philippines is stronger than ever. One of the more beloved icons in the Philippines and, indeed, the world, this depiction of the Child Jesus is done in the popular style characterized by the somewhat cartoonish and disproportionate appearance common in many folk carvings throughout the world. Carved from hardwood and accented with a resin face, this charming piece is sure to be a great addition to any santo collection.
Measurement: It measures 13.8 inches in height (including the base) and 7 inches across.
Condition: In Good Condition
Weight: approximately 1,600 grams

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HAC Code: 2A033