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Surfah Native Ceramic Sculpture

a.k.a. Surfah Native Statue, Marc Bellaire Style Native Statue

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Material Ceramic
Dimensions ?" x ?"
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Capacity ? fl. oz.
Optimal drink size ? fl. oz.
Decorative Characteristics
Coloring Brown mainly
Imagery Kane or Man
Marking "Gecko" on bottom and South Sea Arts Logo stamp also.
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Alii Tiki
146 mugs
Member since Apr 24, 2008
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Surfah Native ceramic sculpture - refer to Tiki Modern page 28. This object is shown in two separate images, one credited to Marc Bellaire the other is the cover of Popular Ceramics October 1956 issue (also pictured is a Wahine and a smaller Keiki version) First one produced. A BIG Mahalo to Gecko for this piece, a great addition to my collection.
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A stylized figure of a man wearing a simple tapa patterned wrap around his waist. This sculpture is based on the 1956 original made by Marc Bellaire (protege and partner of Sascha Brastoff). Bellaire did a series of similar figures (kane/man, wahine/woman, keiki/boy). Originals can be seen pictured in Sven Kirsten's Tiki Modern, page 28.
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3461 mugs
Member since Jul 18, 2008
2010-07-19 08:57:32

Very cool!
LOL Tiki
255 mugs
Member since Sep 6, 2007
2010-07-19 00:04:28

Very interesting piece. I like it.


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