Extremely precise details went in to the carving of this Sumo Wrestler statue. He is sitting in a bent over position with his head in his hands. It's unknown as to the meaning of this pose, but it's either a ceremonial position, or he could be praying, but my guess is that he is crying in defeat.
Clar's Auction House in Oakland California estimated it to be from between 1920 to 1950 time frame. They also estimated an auction price of $80 to $100.
The piece is unsigned. There is great detail to the carving of the muscles and bone structure, right down to the ears, fingers and toes. As for the wood, Clar's did tell me the type, but I neglected to write it down. It is light brown in color and it has not been polished. I was advised not to polish it so the new owner can see the natural wood flow. Once it arrives at its new home, you can polish it if desired.
It measures approximately 4.5 to 5 inches round. The only clothing he is wearing is a tradition lion cloth.
Price is discounted due to an upcoming move.
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Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
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