This is a fantastic Vintage Female Portrait Carving. This piece by Shep Shapiro looks like ceramic, but is in fact a Folk Art Apple Carving. The head of this piece was hand carved from an Apple, then protected with a sealant to preserve the piece. The head is mounted on a piece or organic Burl Wood. Quite fantastic actually as this piece is over 40 years old, and in amazing preserved condition. Piece is signed on the bottom, Shep Shapiro.
This piece is in excellent vintage condition. There are 2 "hair ribbon" tips which have cracked, but are quite secure and in no way compromising to the integrity as the issue is not noticeable except upon very close viewing.
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Piece measures 7.25" tall x 4.5" wide x 3.5" deep.
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