All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1283192
An antique or vintage Mexican carved coconut money bank dating to the first quarter of the 20th Century. Such banks were typically carved by prisoners of San Juan de Ulua prison and this example features shallow relief carved figures in a variety of activities including one man smoking cigar to the back of the nut.

It measures about 4.5" / 11.5cms long and is in very good condition but would probably have had mother of pearl eyes and an inlaid mouth at one stage.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1900 item #1283190
A particularly fine Mexican carved coconut money bank dating to the late 19th Century. Such banks were typically carved by prisoners of San Juan de Ulua prison.

This example features male and female figures, dogs, an angel and floral motifs all in deep relief against a finely worked background. The face, as is often the case has inlaid mother of pearl eyes and the original bone mouth which is often missing...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1283087 (stock #1197)
Tonto Salado Polychrome Olla ca. 1340 to 1450 ad, this olla was found on private land near Globe, AZ. It was found broken and glued back together, it has approx.: 1 to 2% missing the owner that found it started to restore the tiny missing shards but didn't complete it. It is approx.: 15"high X 18-1/2" wide, real big olla. It has strong paint with no paint enhancement. Please refer to pictures. A "Certificate Of Authenticity, Release and Disclosure" Statement will be provided...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282336 (stock #101766)
Pre-Columbian, Peru, North Coast, ca. 700 CE - 1200 CE. Striking Sican/Lambayeque double bottle pottery vessel, front lobe in the form of a sea lion with an expressive visage dramatically peering upward comprised of almond shaped eyes, open toothy mouth, finely incised long facial whiskers, perforated nostrils and ears with a whistle incorporated in the head. Adding to the representation are nicely applied and modeled front and hind flippers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282334 (stock #100293)
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Moche IV, ca. 100 CE - 500 CE. Terracotta stirrup vessel depicting a sitting drummer wearing a bird head mask with tear rolling down his cheeks, his tunic is cream-colored with intricate red/brown designs and he’s wearing a red/brown skirt and leg coverings. Spout reattached. Else choice condition. 8"H x 4-1/2"W.

PROVENANCE: Ex-private Boston, MA collection, Ex-Splendors of the World, Ex-Westermann Collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1980...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282333 (stock #101668)
Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Moche, ca 400 - 500 CE. Truly monumental in its importance! Terracotta vessel of a male figure, face depicts a lord with portrait-like face seated in a somber trance, holding ceremonial kero and implement perhaps for preparation of hallucinogenic substance used during ritualistic ceremonies. He wears an impressive checkerboard tunic with geometric border and cream colored hat as well as a small sack suspended from his back...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282331 (stock #101492)
Peru, northern coastal region, Moche II, Ca 300 to 400 CE. "Who" says the Moche aren't the finest potters in all of South America? This lovely stirrup vessel depicts a solitary owl perched atop a round base, his talons clearly exposed. Owls were revered as the creature who carried the sun to insure it always rose in the morning. Intact and in excellent condition. 6" H by 3-1/5" W.

PROVENANCE: Ex-Splendors of the World Collection

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1282324 (stock #101376)
Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chavin, ca. 1400 BCE - 400 BCE. A grand pectoral with beads carved from sodalite, one of the primary elements of lapis lazuli mined from the Andes and cherished since antiquity. The piece is comprised of fourteen, large lozenge-shaped beads of rich blue-violet hues and cream-colored veining, resolving in ten cylindrical sodalite beads and a modern clasp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1492 item #1282323 (stock #101712)
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chancay, ca. 9th-12th century. Probably a chest plate for a mummy bundle, this work was carved from a single piece of fine-grained wood. The broad-faced visage carved and painted on the high relief square panel positioned at the center dramatically protrudes from the panel. Its features are considerably naturalistic, stylistically...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282321 (stock #101553)
Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Moche IV, ca 600 CE. Unique and museum worthy stirrup vessel created in the likeness of a Mochica warrior in full armor, kneeling on one leg , holding a shield and maize club. The warrior dons impressive regalia, an elaborate headdress adorned with an image of a jaguar head in relief with an additional face on the reverse side as well. The jaguar symbolized power and might throughout the Pre-Columbian world. Warriors, rulers, hunters, and shamans alike associated th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1282320 (stock #101401)
Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche III, ca. 300-400 CE. The jaguar symbolized power and might throughout the Pre-Columbian world. Warriors, rulers, hunters, and shamans alike associated themselves with this king of beasts, the largest and most powerful feline in the New World. The principal Moche god wears a headdress adorned with a jaguar head and paws and important mortals donned similar headdresses. A nocturnal animal, the jaguar sleeps in caves and dark places and creeps quietly in the f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1281878
Pair of large Pre-columbian cylinder or roller seals, in pottery, Ecuador, 500 BC-500 AD.

Two seals of almost similar size, sold here as a pair. They are 56-57 mm. tall and 30-33 mm. thick.

The best seal is outstanding with it's fine impressed animal design with birds and ornaments. The other seal is unfortunately repaired, but also nice with a geomethric design.

Provenance: The Jan Pelle Collection (The Lyngbye collection), one of Scandinavias largest ever, bo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1281874
Huge Pre-columbian cylinder seal, Columbia / Ecuador, 500 BC - 500 AD.

High quality roller type (cylinder) seal with fine deeply impressed geometric designs - in this case it's a labyrinth. Very interesting motif, we haven't seen before. The seal is marked tairona on top with an old collector tag, but it's more likely from Equador, ca. 500-600 AD.

The function of Pre-Columbian seals has long been debated. They were not used to stamp clay like Near Eastern seals and accordi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1281671
EXCEPTIONAL COSTUM JEVELLERY PRE-COLUMBIAN TAIRONA BEAD NECKLACE, PRE 400 BC, & 11th.-14th. century AD.

A larger necklace consisting of a fine combination of 86 small round beads and 12 large tubular beads and finally a drop shaped central hanger, all in rock crystal, made by the Tairona culture

The beads of this necklace was bought over a period of many years by a danish lady living in central and south America, c. 30-40 years ago. She had all her beads costumized into ne...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1281670
HIGH QUALITY GREEN JADE & TORQUISE NECKLACE, MAYAN LATE CLASSICAL PERIOD (500-950 AD)

An outstanding necklace composed of countless smaller and 6-8 larger jade beads of round or barrel-shaped forms, with 8 large finely modelled axe-shaped hangers and a very large tubular jade bead as the center-piece. All beads in this necklace are superb in colour and polishing and thus very scarce!

The beads of this necklace was bought over a period of many years where a danish lady was ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1281669
EXCEPTIONAL COSTUM JEVELLERY PRE-COLUMBIAN OLMEC AND TAIRONA BEAD NECKLACE, PRE 400 BC, & 11th.-14th. century AD.

A larger necklace consisting of large rock crystal tubular tairona culture beads and spaced with smaller jade beads, the small spacers dating to the Olmecs of central America, pre 400 BC.

The rock crystal beads in terrific stone quality and polishing

The beads of this necklace was bought over a period of many years by a danish lady living in central and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1281667
EXCEPTIONAL COSTUM JEVELLERY PRE-COLUMBIAN OLMEC AND TAIRONA BEAD NECKLACE, THE JADE OLMEC BEADS DATING PRE 400 BC, THE TAIRONA BEADS DATING 11th.-14th. century AD.

This necklace is very large and consists of countless smaller finely polished jade beads, Central Amerca, dating from the Olmec period pre 400 BC to the Mayan period around 500-800 AD. In the bottom a larger jade piece, finely polished in a beautiful colour. All these beads were chosen for their colour and polish for this n...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1281665
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MUSEUM QUALITY GREEN JADE, MAYAN LATE CLASSICAL PERIOD (500-950 AD)

An outstanding large necklace composed of 49 jade beads of tubular, round, flat, and barrel-shaped forms, with a carved mask at the center as the pendant. The pendant of the Mixtecs from the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Puebla, dating to the 10th-11th. century AD.

The beads of this necklace was bought over a period of many years where a danish lady was living in central and south America, c. 30-40 y...