ZUS KORSTEN

She only sells
what she couldn't
resist buying

 

Hand-Carved Peruvian Gourds with sterling silver ornaments
Circa 1910
PRICE: $ 450 (per item)
Dimensions: H 11 cm Dm 7.5 cm (let's say the size of a pear)

I came across these carved gourds on my trip to Argentina visiting my old dutch Friend who was exhibiting in Buenos Aires. I was on my way to the vernissage when I passed a very small antique shop. These gourds were sitting in the back of the little shop hidden in an even smaller cabinet.
The owner did not speak any English or Dutch for that matter. I really liked the carving and the quality of the gourds a lot but the owner refused to let them go. He didn't know the persuasive power of Zus Korsten yet. So after a long verbal but charming fight I paid the man and took my prizes home. I kept them in a closed cabinet for a while. What makes them special are the ornaments on top and the little legs on the bottom. They are no bigger than my iPhone. I am willing to let them go for 450 dollar a piece. Without a fight.


For all inquiries and shipping quotes send me an email on: zuskorsten@gmail.com