A Contemporary patinated and polychrome bronze figure of a ballerina
Depicted with arms raised and balanced on one foot.
height 45 1/2in
This is a ceremonial pipe bowl, made from Catlinite, a soft red stone, often called pipestone. These were used by the Plains Native American People. Hand carved and polished, it is in the shape of a “T” shape, it would have a long stem attached. We do not have the stem, for sale is the pipe bowl only. Circa 1950,or earlier it measures 7 ½ inches long x 3 ¾ inches tall. It is heavy weighing over a kilo...
We are offering a vintage Hopi Dance Rattle, made for ceremonial use by the Native America People, of North Eastern Arizona. It is made form dried gourd hand painted with a geometrical pattern on both sides. Some paint is worn. It measures 11 inches long x 5 inches wide
old walrus tusk with strange billiken carving. While usually represented as a smiling cherub type creature this face is more haunting and menacing. It is also less invasivly carved into the tusk which otherwise keeps its natural shape. A little bit around the back side and below the face is a signature or maker mark. A hole at the smoothed off base indicates that this was once mounted on something. Very interesting piece. Just under nine inches in length.
Very nice set of three Inuit ivory figural carvings. Older pieces with some of the dark lines that ivory grain often shows over the years. These were probably mounted on something at one time as there are holes in the fellows' feet. The tallest is 5.5cm. Nice little grouping.
a sioux headdress ,made in the 40ties .lazy stitch bead band,hermine and textile pendantleather bonnet .a beautiful example
From the workshop of Los Castillo in Taxco,
Mexico, these brass angel candlesticks were
designed by Salvador Teran, who was a
renowned silversmith in Taxco, and a
cousin of Antonio Castillo. Signed with the Los Castillo circular mark, they also are
stamped "cobre artistico", with the initials AC, Taxco, Mexico, and handwrought...
This page (JEP.NAI.G) describes ten individual or groups (JEP 521, 523, 525, 526, 527, 530, 532, 533, 537 and 538) of additional artifacts from the estate of the late Walt Lewin that were not mounted in the frame shown in Lewin’s first four artifact pages. Included are pipes (one group of two from unidentified ghost town), a grooved stone from the Northwest, a Hohokam plate, a group of tools from the Schuyler site in Nebraska, beads, and other assorted Indian tools...
This group of Indian artifacts from the Lewin collection (JEP 520, 522, 524, 528, 529, 531, 534, 535, 536, 539 and 541) includes a stone pipe, hide flesher, shaft straighteners, historic period handled jar, mortar and pestle, arrowheads, a pipe bowl ‘geofact’ and more. The size in inches of the largest artifact in each group is noted on its photo to allow the viewer to make an estimate of size of any others in that photo...
Beautiful European hand made porcelain 3D art work of a pair of beautiful lovely couples dating in forest. with elegant gold color frame.
Size 20" x 16"
The items listed on this page (JEP.90 and .91), from the estate of Walt Lewin, probably date to the earlier 20th century. Beautifully made, they come without specific provenance. Decorative in nature and perhaps used in rituals or as medicine man trappings, detailed descriptions of each along with price can be found on the item photo. Note that lengths mentioned refer to the length of the stone blade (the handles will add an additional 4”-5” to the length given...
This group (JEP.NAI.C) is made up of nine pages (JEP 10, 11, 12, 15, 28, 43, 70, 72 and 80) of Indian stone artifacts (except for two shell carvings) ranging in age from Pre-Historic to Early Historic, each from the estate of the late Walt Lewin..An extra frame photo is included that shows how Lewin displayed the artifacts. The front and back of each artifact is shown in its grouping, along with its individual reference number on an attached small circular label...
Hard-Cover Hand-Book of Marks and Monograms ON POTTERY & PORCELAIN.
William Chaffers (Author}. The Original Chaffer's Book was published in 1923 and this copy Fourth Edition was Published in 1968 and Reprinted in 1972. The Chaffer's Books are the Bible for Marks.
This is a Beautiful MEXICAN Colorful DISH from the 1930's - 1940's. It measures about 7 1/2" X 6 1/4" X 1 1/2" ( 19.1 cm X 15.9 cm X 3.8 cm ). The dish depicts a man with a hat, taking a nap close to a cactus and a tree. The back of the dish reads: Made in Mexico, Aldama.
Antique Dance mask from Guatemala made from wood. Colonial style mask
Measurements: 8" in height x 5-3/4" in width.
Chiura Obata (1885-1975) might be considered to be one of the finest and major Japanese American artists of the 20th century. Especially in the San Francisco bay area...
An exceptional Amazonian Indian ceramic polychrome olla from Brazil, early 1900’s. This superb example is 8” in diameter, 5-3/4” high and comes from the Asurini tribe, which apparently is no longer a functioning tribal entity. These magnificent jars were used to store liquid foods and are coated with a natural tree resin (post-firing), which preserves the brilliant colors and makes it leak proof. In excellent condition...