A large Colima saucer-shape olla from West Mexico, ca. 300 BC – 300 AD. It is 11” in diameter, 6” high and is decorated with four panels of 24 raised dots. The deep red slip is highly burnished and shows extensive mineral deposits. A professionally restored stress crack is barely visible, else in excellent condition. An elegant form.
Nazca Globular Double-Spouted Water Jar, Peru, ca. 400 CE, with a warrior priest wearing elaborate headdress. Two serpents adorn either side with a rank of five trophy heads on reverse. A frieze of chili peppers surround the lower portion of the globular bottom. In excellent condition. Intact and in excellent condition. 9 1/4" high x 8 1/4" wide. Ex: Kate Kemper collection, London, Switzerland. Warriors form were a major category of male
representations in Nasca ceramic art...
Northern Peru, Ca 800 to 1200 CE. Fine pottery spouted vessel in redware decorated with added black pigment in typical pyramid pattern, cutout temple design on base and rounded spout at rear. 9-1/2" H by 5-1/8" D. base reattached, else quite excellent.
PROVENANCE: EX-Kane collection, Oregon acquired in the 1950's.
A lovely Cocle polychrome plate from Panama, ca. 600 – 800 AD. This Conte style round-bottom plate is 9-1/2” in diameter and depicts a nicely detailed saurian serpent. A fine example with vivid paint, nice rim décor and just a small stress crack.
Pre-Columbian, Colima, West Mexico, Ca. 200 BCE - 200 CE.
A cute terracotta standing dog with piece of corn between front two legs. Tail is extended vertically back and is the spout for this vessel. Head of dog has incised eyes and ears are in alert position. Vessel is painted with a dark and light red paint, with natural black occuring throughout. 8-1/4"H x 16"L. Intact and excellent.
Provenance: Ex-Private Arizona Collection.
Pre-columbian Costa Rican vessel, ca. 900-1200 A.D. Decorated with a band of step design patter. The bottom has a row of raised spikes. A v shaped piece missing off the rim of the vessel otherwise intact.
Measurements: 4-7/16" in height x 5-3/16" in diameter.
Pre-columbian Maya Copador bowl from El Salvador, ca. 600-900 A.D. There are 5 seated Chief figures and a pair of "speaking" glyphs around the outside and turkey vultures and the cardinal directions glyph on the inside. Glued and repaired from several original fragments but complete. One figure looks like it was re-touched with some paint. A very nice bowl with strong vibrant color.
Measurements: 3" in height x 5-11/16" in diameter.
Anasazi/Puerco black on white pitcher cir 1030 to 1150 ad, handle is intact, it is boken and reglued with no restoration, it is approx: 9.5" tall X 7.5" wide. A "Certificate Of Authenticity, Release and Disclosure" Statement will be provided. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BUYING OR MAKING A OFFER PLEASE EMAIL ME TIM JONES AT email@example.com
A fine Nicoya polychrome urn from Costa Rica, ca. 1100 – 1500 AD. This choice Pataky Polychrome type is 9-3/4” high and is decorated with the characteristic design bands, executed in black and red over cream slip. The primary band at the top of the chamber consists of stylized jaguars, topped by a band of claw designs at the rim. The remainder of the decorative bands all relate to the primary man-jaguar motif...
A fine Maya Chiefs bowl from El Salvador, ca. 400 – 800 AD. This lovely carinated example is 8" in diameter and depicts seven seated lords making an offering. The interior has four vultures, each with speaking symbol, surrounding a central Lamat glyph, which represents the eighth day of the ceremonial calendar and is associated with the Heavenly Dragon. A nice example with vivid paint, strong mineral deposits and just a minor repair.
A fine Chancay chicha vessel from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This globular jug with two loop handles is 8-3/4” high and is beautifully decorated with panels of geometric and linear designs which echo fine textiles. The two loop handles and delicate flared rim are intact. Strong paint and good mineral deposits.
Extremely Rare Antique Pre -Columbian Protoclassic circa 150 B.C.-250 A.D. very finely sculpted Jalisco polychrome ceramic Figure depicting a standing female with large rounded proportions overall. She is standing on large arched feet, her foreshortened arms outstretched, voluminous breasts and broad shoulders adorned with a necklace...
Antique Pre-Columbian, Chancay Circa: 1000 -1450 AD, Terracotta effigy figure depicting a Llama. It is characteristically Chancay in the plain slip-decorated earthenware.
CONDITION: Showing its age and usage patina, one minor horizontal crack and chip in one ear. No repairs or restorations.
MEASUREMENTS: Length 13,4cm (5 1/4 in)...
Antique Pre-Columbian Moche Circa: 400 AD to 900 AD Painted Terracotta Effigy Vessel in the form of a Duck. The duck's head, wings and legs are finely sculpted and nicely painted with white pigment.
CONDITION: In good condition showing its age and usage patina. No repairs or restorations.
MEASUREMENTS: Length 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in). Height: 15 cm (5 7/8 in)...
Antique Pre-Columbian Chavin culture, circa 900 BC to 200 BC, ceramic effigy vessel of elegant form depicting a finely sculptured seated monkey with legs drawn down, decorated below with a band of incised characteristic Chavin geometric patterns...