Offering for sale a vintage piece of art from the Middle East. This is a very interesting Primitive or Folk Art Persian painting, artist unknown. The art itself is circular, and is either mounted on or surrounded by a painted black background. This art is older and well sealed on the back, so we have chosen not to open it, as we know from what can be seen and the certificates with it that it is an actual original painting. Through the glass it looks like it is painted on a round disc that looks like an ivory material, but probably is a synthetic artist material, we do not know what material this is painted on. The actual circular art measures approximately 4 & 3/4" across. The art is under glass and framed in a plain wood frame with subtle gold color; and the frame measures 10 & 7/8" square. This is primitive Middle Eastern Art, or Persian; showing a polo or game on horseback scene with horses, their riders and background trees and vegetation, sort of a stylized forest scene. This may have been originally part of a larger group in a series. This is vintage art, probably sold in the US in the early seventies, but the art may be older than that. It includes the original certificate of authenticity, which the original owner of the art kept on the back of the art in the envelope. This was sold by Park West Galleries, back when they only sold through their galleries in their early years. This piece is titled "Polo", artist unknown, "Original Hand Painted Persian Primitive", with a registration #22248. We think we see a signature of the artist under the horse on the right, very subtle in brown within the green grass, but no idea what it says. We have spent several months trying to research this piece, along with its almost matching piece also in our shop, and we can find no others like it on the internet at all in this medium; we did find a past item that was a traditional painting on paper of similar design and exact title, which appeared to come from the same school of art, it was also bought in the seventies or earlier. We do know this type of art would never have been "titled" by the Persian artist back then, so the titles are created by the galleries or sellers of the art. Wish we knew more.
Item ID: E-199