Oceanica tribal art japanese pottery
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1837 VR item #1245093
These officer's bladed sword sticks were used from pre-revolutionary war through the war of 1812 as a means of back up defense when one ought to have been unarmed. This blade type was introduced in 1796 replacing the earlier 1786 pattern. It was similar to its predecessor in having a spadroon style form ( three hollow surfaces coming to a slender point ). Excellent antique condition with some black rust and a fine patina overall. 35 1/2" long overall, blade is 27" long...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : Pre 1990 item #952483
Large ( 33" long ) fetish carving of a snake by well known Aborigine artist Leon Malpi, made in the 1970's with inlaid eyes and decorated in traditional dot designs. Slight wear on belly otherwise perfect condition, realistic flowing shape. Port Keats.
I have looked everywhere I know for the hallmark on this bracelet, looks like a bird, but not any that I can find in any of my references. Still the piece is really well done and reminds one of the Lawrence Saufkie bracelets with the same theme. The background is stippled which is an older style, so I am dating this to pre-1980. Excellent condition, 5 1/2" PLUS a 1 3/8" gap, easily adjusted. About 1+" wide.
The experssion "cuter than a bug's ear" comes to mind ( what does a bug's ear look like ? ). These are reall sweet little guys, probably from the 1950's or 1960's. Screw backs, marked sterling. Excellent condition, about 5/8" long.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Jewelry : Contemporary item #860739
Anthony Lovato is one of the best known Native American jewelers currently working, he has won many awards and his work is published many times over. This bracelet is tufa cast and set with a really nice Royston? turquoise stone. The bison or buffalo seem to come alive. It is the only bracelet I have seen by him with buffalo on it. The back is also decorated. These bracelets sell for about $800 to $950 now. Excellent condition. 5 1/4" PLUS a 1 7/8" gap, can be carefully adjusted...
Size 10, nice overlay work, abstract design. Very good condition.
This is a large ring, the face measures almost 2" long. Sterling silver and marked HC and with a turtle for Mitchell Sockyma, it appears to be early work by him, he started making jewelry in 1972. Excellent condition, size 7 1/2.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Jewelry : Contemporary item #842711
Gerald Lomaventema has won many awards for his beautiful sand cast jewelry, especially his bolos and bracelets. This bracelet is the top of his work. I purchased it from Sedonawolf in 2005 for $2985 plus shipping. His pieces are more expensive now. Note the carved surfaces on the front and back, pieces as intricate as this can only be cast once, then the mold is no good. The turquoise is some of the nicest gem quality #8 mine that I have seen set in a hand cast gold bezel...