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.
Buyer to pay USPS shipping charges of $9.95. Delivery is from Nevada.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT POSSIBLE PARTIAL REFUND OF SHIPPING CHARGES:
Every January the postal service increases shipping charges. Previously, shipping charges were based solely on weight and zip code. This year the postal service went a bit overboard. Now, with this year's increase, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and all packages are charged by weight, size, and destination zone. This latest increase has added an additional .96 cents to up to $2.83 on packages, depending on their destination. I try to absorb some of the new charges and haven't increased my shipping charges in several years, but that's getting harder with each increase.
To complicate things even further, Google will not promote or show items for sale unless they have a designated cost, or unless the seller uses calculated shipping. My web host is not equipped to figure calculated shipping, so I have to quote a shipping charge using the east coast as the final destination and then refund over payments. When I return the overage, I usually do so by including cash inside the package when it's shipped. My feedback page will show verification that I do return overpayments.
COMBINED SHIPPING INFORMATION
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items can fit safely into a single box. However, my web host does not have the ability to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with any of that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Due to claims that merchandise is not being received at various international countries (although Customs tracking verifies the delivery), I will no longer be able to process international orders unless payment is made with U.S. currency, including conversion fees. Orders will be processed after funds have cleared a U.S. bank. PAYPAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.