Oceanica tribal art japanese pottery
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1260606
Oceanica
$2,750.00
This large and strong mask is from the Keram river. The Keram flows south into the Lower Sepik River. Most likely a canoe mask given the surface and the fact that it has only two piercings at the top and bottom for attachment. 19 3/4" tall, has good age dating from the early 20th century, and a wonderful powerful expression, note the faint remains of pigment that can be seen in the images.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1260197
Oceanica
$978.00
Collected by Thomas Schultz-Westrum in 1966, this huge bowl dates from the early 20th century or before. Fine spirit face carved on one end. 32 1/4" long with an aged black patina. Schultz-Westrum's collecting is very well detailed in the book " Collecting New Guinea Art: Douglas Newton, Harry Beran, Thomas Schultz-Westrum" by Michael Hamson. Most of the Westrum collection was purchased by John Friede in the 1980's.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1256531
Oceanica
$1,563.00
Collected by Thomas Schultz Westrum in 1966 number G1013, ex. John Friede. 25 5/8" tall by 5 1/2" wide. Ancient eroded surface and losses still show good detail, could also be a large " mother " bullroarer. Remains of red pigment, old label and writing on back, encrusted patina. Losses to side. Most likely a pre-contact piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1256529
Oceanica
$2,287.00
This is a fine and very old bull roarer collected by Thomas Shultz Westrum in Buri Village ( Gope Ethnic District ) on April 4th, 1966. Number " 343, 4.4.66, g1163, p46". 13 3/4" tall, fine patina and surface, excellent deep carving, late 19th early 20th century. Old labels and writing on back.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1920 item #1209247
Oceanica
$488.00
First quarter of the 20th century with nice dark encrusted patina, and minor wear. Unusual in that the crocodiles on the ends of the bowl have small animal figures ( probably cus cus possum ) on their noses. 21 1/2" long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1920 item #1207224
Oceanica
$742.00
Fine and rare Teptep area wood drum, excellent example great patina and wear on the handle from long term use. Early 20th century. About 14 1/2" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1207223
Oceanica
$983.00
Carved from one piece of dense hard wood, this is a beautiful and very old piece with a fine patina and wear that shows decades of use. Note the native repair on the side where the vessel cracked, I suspect this is why it was given up. About 17" long, dates to the late 19th century or even earlier.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1205254
Oceanica
$1,438.00
This is a rare bird! I believe it is a figural stopper, and dates to the early 20th century, or possibly earlier. These stoppers were used in the top of ceremonial turmeric and lime containers. This one depicts a frigate bird ( it can also be interpreted as a man with the typical munge dukna ceremonial head dress ). I have never seen one of these that is this detailed in terms of the pattern on the back of the frigate bird's head...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1205249
Oceanica
$274.00
Once in a while and object comes along that stumps me completely. This is one of those. I am pretty sure that it is upper Sepik river, that is is mid-2oth century ( say about 1950 or so ), about 7 1/8" long with a nice brown patina and some wear. Now what was it for? It was sold to me as a canoe paddle terminal, which it could be, but it is rather delicate, and the " base " has the same patina as the rest of the piece. I suspect it was used as a charm or amulet or decoration of some kind...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1202268
Oceanica
$496.00
In the form of a royal gong, this pendant would have been displayed at funerals. This piece is beautifully and finely carved with a nice worn patina indicating decades of use. See African Art Western Eyes by Susan Vogel 1997 pg 194 for reference. The surfaces are curved and concave or convex, a very difficult technique. 5 3/4" by 2 1/2". From Taylor A. Dale and an old Belgian collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1189032
Oceanica
$1,154.00
This is a very fine example of kodogu. Beautifully and finely rendered sweet fish swimming in a stream. Shibuichi or possibly copper with gold highlights. Near mint condition. There is a 3 kanji inscription on the back that seems to refer to evening calm. It is signed Seizui possibly for Hamano Seizui 1695 to 1769, the period and the school look correct to me. Any further information would be welcome. 17.5 x 1.1 x .3 cm. Much nicer than the pictures with excellent detail.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Blankets : Pre 1920 item #1158606
Oceanica
$866.00
This fine Hopi Manta is nicer than my poor pictures show. It is made from natural brown homespun wool, much of which is over dyed with indigo. There is some commercial yarn used in the tassels and over weave parts as well. In near mint condition, there is slight wear at the corners and a couple of areas that look to be dirty. It was literally caked with dirt when I got it, I had to wash it to make sure it would not rot! fine diamond patterns in the top and bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Artifacts : Pre 1910 item #1152769
Oceanica
$388.00
Purchased from Greg Hamson ( Michael Hamson's brother - Michael has been a dealer in oceanic art for almost 25 years mostly from New Guinea ). This is a fine example of an ancient bowl form the Lumi area Torricelli mountains in West Sepik province. it dates from the 19th century and has a great patina. longest dimension 12".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1091186
Oceanica
$1,235.70
Very fine carving and typical of this artists work see image 5 from the international Netsuke Journal with photo of the work of Jugyoku Ryukosai. He worked in the mid-1800's, this netsuke has been verified as authentic verbally by 2 well known netsuke dealers ( I will reveal these to the buyer ). Boxwood, about 1 5/8" long by 1 1/8" tall, excellent condition, some wear to high points and himotoshi. Old label on bottom " 526" ex. Bushell collection...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #866351
Oceanica
$685.00
I bought this piece over 20 years ago when I lived in Minneapolis, I took it to the Museum at the Minneapolis Institute of Art when they used to have their Sunday afternoon appraisals. The head curator of Asian art Dr, Jacobsen really liked this piece, and mentioned that they are hard to come by, he dated it to the 1890's. This type of bowl is apparently used for ceremonial offerings at buddhist temples and shrines...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #863813
Oceanica
$948.00
This beautiful coat dates from the 1950's and is fairly large for a Hmong item( fits my wife perfectly and she is about 5'6" tall and medium build ). These are made by saturating fabric with indigo until the dye forms a sort of shiny iridescent coating that is also water resistant. Then traditional patterns are sewn into the coat using various thread. These items take many hours to make, and are rarely made anymore. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #841388
Oceanica
$168.00
I purchased this from Wyndham Street Ltd. a local Asian and English antique store here in Omaha a few years ago, paid $250. The trunk is in good shape and about 21" long by about 10" by 10". Dimensions are approximate, has hand made iron latch and hinges. The age was determined by the shop, not me.