See Each Photo for Price
The fascinating Barney Mallonee Pre-Columbian collection has been ‘cleaned’ up by removing all of the previously sold items, rearranging the remaining unsold, and listing them all at reduced prices in a total of four pages (pages RDM.X1, X2, X3 and X4), each with up to 12 items shown in multiple photos with each of the pieces priced individually. This page, RDM.X1 includes an assortment of colorful and unusual bowls and jars, cute little animals and a stunning dyed wool belt (RDM 9, 10, 18, 58, 59, 67, 81, 85, 101, 102, 106 and 109). The entire collection was brought out of South America just before the end of WW I when Barney come back to the States after years of gold mining in South America. Passed on from generation to generation in the Mallonee family, Rudy (the grandson of old gold-mining Barney) has consigned the collection to HD Enterprises as part of a diverse group of mostly Pre-Columbian ceramic pottery usually related to the mysterious Tiahuanacan horizon of Bolivia. This first group contains pieces ranging in price from $30 to $450, and grades ranging from 3 to 9 on a 10 point scale with 10 being perfect. Most of this group grades in the range of 7 to 9. Note that none of the pots in this collection have been cleaned or otherwise preserved and all still bear the marks of retrieval from digging (i.e., mud-stained and caliche-coated surfaces, chips, dings, some paint loss, abrasions, etc). However, the surfaces can be enhanced with a short soak and light scrub in water, and can be further enhanced with other easy to apply techniques. Because of the lack of cleaning, the pieces of these rarely seen types are being offered at reduced prices. Each photo lists first the item inventory number in brackets, a brief description of the item followed by the author’s opinion of the item’s grade, the size, approximate date range, condition, and finally the price. A purchase comes with a small display card, a biographical sketch about Barney Mallonee, and our certificate guaranteeing authenticity to the original buyer. Select or ask any question by referring either to the Trocadero ITEM # or the STOCK # (RDM.X1) at the top of this page, and ALSO to the item’s INVENTORY NUMBER as shown in the brackets on its photo. 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 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.