incised signature to underside "Dave & Boni Deal 88"; of tall ovoid shape decorated overall with impressed leaves on a metallic, rainbow effect raku glaze; the western version of raku was developed in the 20th century by studio potters. typically fired at high temperatures, the wares are placed in an open-air container filled with combustible material, unlike the traditional Japanese method. the western process can give a great variety and depth of colors and surface effects as seen with this vase; good vintage condition with no chips or cracks
with limbs outstretched in full stride with expressive forward gaze breathing heavily with mouth open and tongue showing; finely carved with reins, bellyband, breeching and saddle; wonderful overall patina with rubbing to painted surface; good solid condition; reglued
"Under the Big Top" this very charming sculpture depicting a dynamic circus ring complete with trapeze artist, tightrope walker, trained seal, acrobats, Pierrot-dressed clowns and horses all under the leadership of the ringmaster who looks out to the audience; with two tall tent poles attached with guide wires; overall even wear and patina to surface
each of the 10 baluster form pins with spheroid finials included with 7 wooden balls; wear and chipping; professionally waxed and restored; Skittles is a European lawn game and an early form of bowling, from which modern ten-pin bowling, duckpin bowling, candlepin bowling and five-pin bowling are descended. In regions of the United Kingdom and Ireland the game remains a popular indoor pub game.