Finely Carved Architectural Whimsy with Three Balls in Cages

Regular price $75.00

A wonderfully crisp, graphic architectural whimsy, carved with skill and I’d say a precisionist’s disposition—I would not be surprised if its maker also carved very detailed tiny furniture! I really love how the one pointed end turns the whole long thing into a sort of arrow, with the sphere at center providing the perfect spot to grip should one wish to aim it and send it flying (though I'd suggest not!) The balls in cages on the “front” side get progressively smaller, then a series of empty, smaller geometric cages at the other, also gradually tapering. Very nice!

8 1/4" l x 1/2" x 9/16". Carved of pine I believe and would guess mid 20th century or so. Very good condition.