Large ear monkey playing a lyre, sitting on cushion, could be a top to a fountain.

Nov 04, 06:52 UTC
Large ear monkey playing a lyre, sitting on cushion, could be a top to a fountain. Item images 2f1541314421987 9hi6af3299v f57064d1ace7f8e791263fa690ef582a 2f4de439e5 b857 4de6 b12b f28eeb79570c Item images 2f1541314421989 66rximr86ed f57064d1ace7f8e791263fa690ef582a 2f0ceaad10 c5bd 4a76 b497 7505abc4e6b0
Cindy
United States of America

Category
Ceramics

Acquired from
Inherited

Seller's estimate
$0

For sale
Maybe
Description

Around 20 inches height and 13 inches square. It is white, the bottom is black and written in white is “made in Italy”.

Provenance

My mother purchased this at an auction. She just liked it, 30 plus years ago. Apparently there was a bidding war between her and an antique dealer. She ended up paying $100.

Expert appraisals:
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$80 - $160 (United States Dollar)
Answered within about 7 hours

Dear Cindy,

Thank you for your request. The presented object is a ceramic figurine with the measurements of 20 inches high and 13 inches square. It depicts a monkey playing a Lyra. On the bottom is written Made in Italy. This figurine was made in Italy in the last half of the 20th century as a humoristic souvenir.
An estimation would be between 80 to 160 USD.
This estimation is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

With best regards,
Georg

Cindy woodruff Nov 04, 22:00 UTC

I am not sure this is a figurine. Its very heavy. Upon further inspection, it appears to be white enameled. The mouth of the minkey has a hole in it, and it appears tgat it might be a fountain? I think the sheer size and weight would make it less of a fugurine.

Georg Nov 05, 09:37 UTC

Dear Cindy,

This is a ceramic object with a white glaze. These humoristic objects are made for the decorative purpose.

With best regards,
Georg

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