Antique 19Th C Folk Art Large Carved Oak Wooden Bust, General Gordon, Khartoum

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Seller: yvonne890 (3.001) 99.6%, Location: Shropshire, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 113863105205 An Extremely Rare and Unique Large Wooden Carved Oak Bust depicting General Gordonof Khartoum (1833-1885). Naively Hand carved he is seen wearing his distinctive Fez Hat with his namecarved under his bust: "GORDON". The Bust has been made with jointed and pegged Oak on both shoulders and incorporates an integral Fluted Column with a Rope Twist top and terminating in an Elephant Toe Base. Most probably carved by a serving British Soldier at the time of his death at Khartoum in 1885 froma piece of reclaimed Oak. A Heavy Carving with a wonderful Patina gained over time. Condition is good with some age losses and also rubbing to his nose and the pegged joints areslightly loose but stable - I have left untouched (please see photos). A Very Rare Historical Unique Carving which deserves Museum inclusion. Size: 12" high x 4" deep x 6" wide.Weight: 1250g. Payment within 2 days of auction end please.UK buyers: Paypal or sterling cheque please.International buyers: Paypal only please.

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