Terracotta Sculpture - Grasso - Circa : 1950-1960
Magnificent group of sculptures in fine terracotta, representing 5 Franciscan friars in a reading room. They are debating together.
This work was made by the ceramist Grasso, in the province of Catania, Sicily, the only one capable of making such perfect miniature figures of unequalled finesse.
Bizen pottery shishi, Japan, late Edo period, 19th century, by placing a cup filled with incense under the object, the incense wisps out of the open mouth. Perfect condition. No restoration. Firing crack on the inside.
H: 14.5 cm, W: 25 cm, D: 18 cm