$7600.00 is total price for both of the lots BXS.A & BXS.B together
BXS.A is the first part of a large group (BXS.4 - BXS.22) of vintage golden pendants that could not be authenticated by Stoetzer, Inc., of Miami, Florida (** see asterisks below for comment). Although three of the total of 22 pieces originally sent to the Stoetzers are authentic in their judgment (see individual catalog pages BXS.1, BXS.2 & BXS.3 for those), the remaining 19 (as shown in BXS.A with 10 items and BXS.B with 9 items) were deemed to be of probable historic origin due to manufacturing techniques or evidence of tool marks dating to a later period….with a single set of earrings (BXS.13) being undeniably mid-20th Century due to a touch mark that reads ‘Silver Mexico’. All of the pieces, except that touch-marked set of earrings, are patterned after Sinu and Tairona Pre-Columbian styles of northern Colombia, dating c.800-1500AD. Although there is a slim chance that some of these otherwise declared not authentic could be authentic, with that doubt caused by possible cleaning or repair of Pre-Columbian originals in historic times, the 19 pieces in this group are being offered not as Pre-Columbian in origin, but strictly as an eye-catching and variable group of artistically great look-alikes. The total price for the 19 pieces in BXS.A and BXS.B is $7,600 and the group includes images of South American crocodiles or alligators, eagles or vultures, owls, a nude female, a raccoon or dog giving birth to a pup, an unidentified zoomorphic figure, and what appear to be monkey-faced shaman figures. Based on the author’s opinion, two grades (on a 1 to 10 basis with 10 being the top) are stated for each piece. The first is prefixed by the single word ‘grade’ and based on the overall physical condition of the piece (ranging from 6 to 9), while the second, shown in brackets with the prefix ‘art grade’, is based on its quality as a work of art (ranging from 9 to 10). Each photo lists first the item inventory number in brackets, a brief description of the item, a note about Stoetzer’s assessment of age, size in centimeters (T = Tall, W = Wide, L = Long), a note about composition, a description of condition (virtually all have varying amounts of surface and interior sandy residue that appears to have been caused by burial) followed by the grades, a note as to where the items were originally purchased by the family of the present owner, and finally the price. Each item comes with a small display card and a copy of the original sales agreement from the Emerald World and Gold Museum. Select or ask any question by referring either to the Trocadero ITEM # or the STOCK # at the top of this page, and ALSO to the item’s INVENTORY NUMBER as shown in the brackets on its photo. ** If a reader ever needs to determine whether gold or another type of item is authentic Pre-Columbian, there’s only one place to go in the U.S. and that’s to the Stoetzer, Inc. website (www.stoetzerinc.com), enter it, and click on ‘what we do’. NOTE: if you would like to view a large number of our various listings, and at the same time limit your browsing, try our ‘TWELVE different items on a single page format’ by simply spelling out the word TWELVE in the search box. That will quickly bring up all of our listings that have up to twelve different items on a page, each individually priced! And if you want to further refine the group, add one or two additional modifiers at the same time such as ‘Indian, Precolumbian, Stone, Pot, Gold, etc.’ Any item that has been sold will be so noted on its photograph.