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Patrick Mavros Pair of Silver Turkey Sculptures
Pair of large turkey gobbler and hen sculptures in sterling silver. Both sculptures marked "PM" for Patrick Mavros. Designed and manufactured in Zimbabwe.Rarely and wonderfully do I experience true genius first hand. Invariably, there’s a wealth of sweat and study belying the shock in seeing a real work of art, and with Patrick Mavros’s latest sculptures (over three years in the making), the result of his labors is truly overwhelming.As a committed turkey hunter and bird watcher, the realism…
Patrick Mavros Silver Giraffe Wine Coaster
Giraffe wine coaster in sterling silver with a wooden base. Height: 1.8" (4.5cm). Designed and manufactured in Zimbabwe. Marked "PM" for Patrick Mavros."The Giraffe Wine Coasters depict a group of giggling girl giraffes after having had a merry lunch whilst their husbands have been out foraging on the savannah. Having enjoyed a few too many marula treats, which ferment in their stomachs and make them completely inebriated - which they know is never a good idea –the girls' gathering has…
Toad Standing - Medium
The African toad story begins at a certain time at a certain temperature when the rain softens the ground and releases thousands of flying ants, or Aelates, to pursue their queen. Every creature that can eat in this part of the world relishes flying ants. Birds fill the sky hawking them, rodents eat them, children trap them and toads hop about whacking them with their big, sticky tongues. Sterling Silver sculpture
Newmyroyals & Hollywood Fashion
On August 31, 2020, As President of the WWF World Wide Fund for Nature, Crown Princess Mary attended the announcement of a new partnership between W…
Patrick Mavros Silver Male Meerkat Sculpture
Meerkat sculpture in sterling silver, depicting a male meerkat looking up. Designed and manufactured in Zimbabwe. Marked "PM" for Patrick Mavros."Charming little desert-dwellers, meerkats live in families and spend the day foraging in gangs within their territory, never too far from a handy bolt hole or burrow. Meerkats are only to be found in the arid areas of southern Africa - such as the Kalahari Desert - where they live in highly organized communities of between 5 and 30 individuals…
Patrick Mavros Small Silver Elephant Calf Sculpture
Small elephant calf sculpture in sterling silver. Height: 1.3" (3.2cm). Designed and manufactured in Zimbabwe. Marked "PM" for Patrick Mavros."Kaume meaning 'belonging to Ume' or, 'small Ume,' is the 20-month old daughter of Ume. She is always ready to lift her trunk, turn her tail and suckle from her mother. An elephant calf will be fully weaned at around two years old."
Baobab Tree Silver Sculpture - Small
Having the most bizarre appearance on the African skyline, the Baobab tree has inspired many tribes to call it the 'Upside Down Tree'.Sterling Silver sculpture on Zimbabwean Blackwood base.Dimensions:Length: 115mmWidth: 95mmHeight: 200mmWeight: 889g