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A bargain!

Géza Nikelszky (1877 – 1966) was a Hungarian artist and this is his “Jug with Pigeon and Weasel,” for some reason.

You can own this spectacular object for a Buy It Now price of only £4,999.00, shipped direct from Budapest.

Mr. eBay may be trying it on here. One came up for auction in 2012 with a starting bid of $783. They don’t say what the winning bid was, though, so perhaps demand for…this object went through the roof in the final moments.

Uncle B sent me the link. I fear he is shopping for me.


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: April 30, 2014, 12:57 am

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should…

Comment from Nina
Time: April 30, 2014, 1:28 am

Vase with predator and prey.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: April 30, 2014, 1:30 am


Comment from Deborah
Time: April 30, 2014, 1:41 am

If only it had chickens instead of pigeons …

Comment from Mike C.
Time: April 30, 2014, 9:11 am

If you watch enough “Antiques Roadshow” episodes (British or the Americn offshoot), you’ll see stuff like this all the time. Extremely expensive ceramic pieces that most people wouldn’t use for ashtrays in the garage.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: April 30, 2014, 12:34 pm

You know how sometimes Art just speaks to you? This piece is saying, “Chuck me in the tip, please.”

Comment from Mojo
Time: April 30, 2014, 4:20 pm

Art should be ephemeral, that’s all I’m saying…

Comment from Deborah
Time: April 30, 2014, 5:39 pm

I wonder what kind of market exists for badger art? (off to eBay. BRB.) Not much on eBay, but Etsy was good, including a Bertie Badger tea cozy 🙂

Comment from Bikeboy
Time: April 30, 2014, 7:18 pm

I’ve gotta say that’s the loveliest Hungarian Weasel Jug I’ve ever seen!

Off-topic: Nobody picked Bob Hoskins for the Dead Pool? Shame! (Weirdly, I’d never watched “Roger Rabbit” before last Sunday… I ordered the blu-ray and enjoyed the movie for the first time, 3 days ago. I doubt it’s been equalled, at least for the juxtaposition of live action and animation. And back before computers did all the work!)

Comment from CrabbyOldBat
Time: April 30, 2014, 9:31 pm

Bikeboy said: “And back before computers did all the work!” Actually, I worked for a law firm which had Apple Computer for a client at the time “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” was released, and the juxtaposition work was done frame-by-frame on Apple Macs. The clients once came to a meeting sporting, “We Framed Roger Rabbit!” tee shirts.

Comment from Bikeboy
Time: April 30, 2014, 10:08 pm

That’s some interesting lore, Crabby – thanks for sharing!

Yeah, I’d say digital computer rendering was in its infancy back in that time frame (’88). But I can’t help but think the human artists behind the effort (your law clients) were much more involved, frame-by-frame, than anything you’d see 26 years later. (Some of the action-packed, effects-heavy movies nowadays seem to have NO “humanity,” if ya know what I mean. The computer probably even writes the story!)

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